Characterization of Biofilm Forming Marine Pseudoalteromonas spp

Samia S. Abouelkheir (National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Marine Microbiology Lab., Kayet Bay, El-Anfushy, Alexandria, Egypt)
Eman A. Abdelghany (Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt)
Hanan A. Ghozlan (Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt)
Soraya A. Sabry (Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Egypt)

Article ID: 1412

Abstract


Biofilm forming bacteria are omnipresent in the marine environment. Pseudoalteromonas is one of the largest within the γ-proteobacteria class, and a member of marine bacteria. Species of Pseudoalteromonas are generally found in association with marine eukaryotes. In this work, we present the isolation and characterization of two strains forming biofilm on rock surface and associated with marine sponge. They were identified using 16SrDNA as Pseudoalteromonas prydzensis alex, and Pseudoalteromonas sp. alex. They showed the highest titer in biofilm formation quantified using the test tube method using crystal violet.


Keywords


Biofilm; Pseudoalteromonas prydzensis alex; Pseudoalteromonas sp. Alex; Molecular identification; Marine rock; Marine sponge

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30564/jms.v2i1.1412

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