Isolation and antibacterial activity of anabaena phycocyanin

  • Meihua Fan
  • Zhi Liao
  • Ri xin Wang
  • Nianjun Xu

Abstract

The isolation and antibacterial activity of anabaena phycocyanin were investigated. The result indicates that three kinds of protein ingredients: PC-A, PC-B and PC-C were obtained using high performance liquid chromatography. The estimated molecular masses of PC-A and PC-B were 14 to 18 kD. PC-B and PC-C had certain antibacterial activity on Bibrio parahemolyticus, Bacillus mucilaginosus and Sarcina lutea. In addition, PC-C had certain antibacterial activity on Vibrio harveyi. PC-A did not possess antibacterial activity in the study.

Keywords: Anabaena, phycocyanin, liquid chromatogram, antibacterial

African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 12(15), pp. 1869-1873

Author Biographies

Meihua Fan
College of Marine Science, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan Zhejiang China, 316004
Zhi Liao
College of Marine Science, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan Zhejiang China, 316004
Ri xin Wang
College of Marine Science, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan Zhejiang China, 316004
Nianjun Xu
College of Marine Science, Zhejiang Ocean University, Zhoushan Zhejiang China, 316004
Published
2016-01-20
Section
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