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Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Print version ISSN 1517-8382On-line version ISSN 1678-4405
AGORAMOORTHY, G.; CHANDRASEKARAN, M.; VENKATESALU, V. and HSU, M.J.. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of fatty acid methyl esters of the blind-your-eye mangrove from India. Braz. J. Microbiol. [online]. 2007, vol.38, n.4, pp.739-742. ISSN 1517-8382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-83822007000400028.
Fatty acids are widely occurring in natural fats and dietary oils and they are known to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. However, little is known on the antibacterial and antifungal properties of the blind-your-eye mangrove (Excoecaria agallocha) and this study for the first time determines the fatty acid composition and the antibacterial and antifungal activities of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) of the blind-your-eye mangrove plant found along the coastal areas of south India.
Keywords : Blind-your-eye mangrove; Excoecaria agallocha; antibacterial activity; antifungal activity; fatty acid methyl esters.