Production of an Antibacterial Agent, o-Aminophenol, by a Bacterium Isolated from the Marine Sponge, Adocia sp

Jose M. Oclarit, Shinji Ohta, Kazuo Kamimura, Yukiho Yamaoka, Susumu Ikegami

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A purple-colored bacterium was isolated from the body of a marine sponge Adocia sp. The culture of this bacterial isolate produced a substance which inhibited the growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. The substance was purified and consequently identified by various spectrometric methods as o-aminophenol. Moreover, the extract of the host sponge did not contain any antimicrobial activity against these two Gram-positive bacteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-562
Number of pages4
JournalFisheries Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes



  • Adocia
  • antibacterial
  • marine sponge
  • o-aminophenol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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