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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/jam.14097
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1714-1727

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.