Antibacterial And Antifungal Activities Of Marine Sponges
Free fatty acid mixtures obtained from the hydrolysis of lipids isolated from seventeen marine sponges collected from the Orissa coast were screened against selected human pathogenic bacteria and fungi. The fatty acid components of two species, Plakina monolophaand Callyspongia sp. showed antibacterial activity against Vibrio cholerae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa while the fatty acid components of Callyspongia sp. showed antifungal activity against Candida albicans. These components have not shown any inhibitory activity against the useful human intestinal bacterium Bacillus laterosporus.