Antibacterial Compounds from Ethanolic Extract of Scenedesmus obliquus as Alternatives to Antibiotics

Author's: Asfa Ashraf1,2*, Muhammad Naeem Iqbal2
Authors' Affiliations
1The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou 350117, China.2Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
*CorrespondenceAsfa Ashraf, PSM Editorial Office, Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.Email:sundausnaeem@yahoo.com
Article Type: Perspective     Published: Apr. 30, 2022 Pages: 12-14
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Abstract:

The surge in antimicrobial resistant infections and the concurrent increase in multidrug resistant bacteria have prompted researchers to investigate antibacterial properties of natural compounds. Natural products have been widely used as sources of therapeutic agents during the last decade, with antimicrobials being one of the most promising biomolecules. Different algal extracts have been shown to exhibit antibacterial activity against Gram +ve and Gram -ve bacteria in vitro. In this issue, Morsi et al. investigate antibacterial activity of the concentrates of the algal extracts by agar disc diffusion method. Ethanol extract of Scenedesmus obliquus showed activity towards some bacteria. Numerous bioactive constituents which can be used as alternative to antibiotics were obtained from ethanolic extract of S. obliquus. Recent technological advancements have paved the way for scientists to develop synthetic drugs by modifying natural products to combat antibiotic resistance.

Keywords

Antibacterial Compounds,

Ethanolic Extract,

Scenedesmus obliquus,

Antibiotics.

Authors’ Contribution

MNI designed; MNI and AA wrote and revised the paper.

How to cite

Ashraf, A., Iqbal, M.N., 2022. Antibacterial Compounds from Ethanolic Extract of Scenedesmus obliquus as Alternatives to Antibiotics. Int. J. Altern. Fuels. Energy., 6(1): 12-14.