Antimicrobial activity of trans-cinnamic acid and commonly used antibiotics against important fish pathogens and nonpathogenic isolates


YILMAZ S., SOVA M., ERGÜN S.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY, vol.125, no.6, pp.1714-1727, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jam.14097
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1714-1727
  • Keywords: antimicrobial, fish pathogens, intestine, phenolic organic acid, trans-cinnamic acid, TROUT ONCORHYNCHUS-MYKISS, RAINBOW-TROUT, ESCHERICHIA-COLI, LACTOCOCCUS-GARVIEAE, AEROMONAS-HYDROPHILA, EDWARDSIELLA-TARDA, YERSINIA-RUCKERI, LISTERIA-MONOCYTOGENES, ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY, OREOCHROMIS-NILOTICUS

Abstract

Aims Antibiotics and several other chemicals have been used to prevent fish diseases. However, this situation results in economic loss for the companies in the aquaculture industry and most importantly it pollutes the environment. Cinnamic acid is a naturally occurring aromatic acid and is considered to be safe for human consumption. Therefore, in this study, the antibacterial activity of trans-cinnamic acid and commonly used antibiotics, namely chloramphenicol, vancomycin, streptomycin and erythromycin, were tested against 32 bacteria, including fish pathogens, nonpathogenic isolates and collection strains.