Antimicrobial peptides from the hemolymph of the prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii


  • Samuthirapandian Ravichandran Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608502
  • Singaram Jeyalakshmi Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608502
  • Sathasivam Sudha Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608502
  • Ramasamy Anbuchezhian Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608502



Antimicrobial activity, Antimicrobial peptide, Prawn


The study was carried out to find the antimicrobial activity of hemolymph of Macrobrachium rosenbergii and to evaluate the antimicrobial compounds. The highest inhibition against Staphylococcus aureus, Lactobacillus vulgaris and Klebsiella pneumonia (12 mm) and antifungal activity was observed only against Fusarium moniliforme (11 mm). Antimicrobial peptide was characterized in molecular size ranging from 22 to 91KDa with antimicrobial activity against various infectious pathogens. Hemolymph plays a vital role in the disease prevention in crustaceans and there is no report on antimicrobial activities of the prawn M. rosenbergii.


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Ramasamy Anbuchezhian, Center of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608502

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How to Cite

Ravichandran, S., S. Jeyalakshmi, S. Sudha, and R. Anbuchezhian. “Antimicrobial Peptides from the Hemolymph of the Prawn Macrobrachium Rosenbergii”. Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology, vol. 5, no. 1, Sept. 2010, pp. 62-67, doi:10.3329/bjp.v5i1.5267.



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