Detection of Bacteriocin Production and Induction by Brassica rapa extract

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Hind Hussein Obaid


  The present study aimed to try to find natural substances stimulate the production of bacteriocin, as well as "for detection of bacteriocin producing isolates. Two hundred and eighty ( 280)  bacterial isolates, gram negative only, were collected from 760 different pathogenic samples, consist: (Urinary tract infection, septicemia, Vaginal inflammation and diarrhea).  The isolated bacteria are: Escherichia coli, Klebsiella  pneumonia Pseudomonas  aeruginosa,, Salmonella typhi, Enterobacter cloacae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Serratia  liquefaciens, Citrobacter  freundii,  Proteus  mirabilis and Serrattia  odorifera.  Cup assay method was  used to detect bacteriocin production. Locally media prepared (  Nutriernt agar + Brassica rapa   roots extract ) to detect bacterial bacteriocin production, compared with ( N. agar ) only. The results showed, the percentage of bacteria production of  bacteriocin were (28.57%)/(80)  isolates only on  N. agar, while the ratio reached to (82.5%)/ (231) isolates by local media.Also this media gave (45 mm) in dimeter of inhibition zone in E. coli. Brassica rapa roots extract was used to stimulate bacteriocin production compared with mitomycin-c (Mt-c )  in five isolates of the E. coli. It was found the extract emulate Mt-, in dimeter of inhibition zone , protein concentration and activity. But it was better than Mt-c in some isolates.                                                                                                                                                         

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Obaid, H. . H. (2016). Detection of Bacteriocin Production and Induction by Brassica rapa extract. Ibn AL- Haitham Journal For Pure and Applied Sciences, 29(3), 234–248. Retrieved from