Evaluation of Antimicrobial Potential of Tetradecane Extracted from Pediococcus acidilactici DSM: 20284 - CM Isolated from Curd Milk.

Document Type : Original Article


1 egyption atomic energy authority

2 egyptian atomic energy authority

3 Kafer al mandara Aga DKHLYA, AlOboor city

4 faculty of science, Al- azhar university


This study was oriented to production of bioactive tetradecane reported in extracts of Pediococcus acidilactici isolated from curd milk and 16S rRNA sequence analysis of isolate showed 98% correlation with P. acidilactici DSM: 20284-CM (accession no. NR042057.1). P. acidilactici activity has been tested by disc diffusion assay against Staphylococcus aureus MRSA ATCC 43300, Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 19116, Pseudomonas aeruginosa MTCC 1934, and Escherichia coli MTCC 1610, Clostridium bifermentans MTCC 11273 and Candida albicans MTCC 183. The highest antibacterial and antifungal activities created by this strain were obtained. Tetradecane active metabolite which was extracted by ethyl acetate contained one observed bioactive spot on thin layer chromatography plate. Spectroscopic analyses confirm the presence of tetradecane as pure product. Minimal inhibitory concentrations (MIC) of tetradecane against indicators are noteworthy. In conclusion, this is the first work show tetradecane was obtained from a novel P. acidilactici-CM strain. Tetradecane act as antibacterial and antifungal.


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  • Receive Date: 25 August 2021
  • Revise Date: 30 December 2021
  • Accept Date: 03 October 2021
  • First Publish Date: 03 October 2021