Marine bacteria: a potential bioresource for multiple applications [ ]

Marine microorganisms have developed distinctive metabolic and physiological capabilities to bloom in extreme habitats and produce novel metabolites which are not often present in microbes of terrestrial origin. They are a rich source of natural products with potential applications in drug discovery, environmental remediation, and the development of new resources for industrial processes. The present study aimed to isolate bacterial strains from marine water samples and screen their potential for various applications. A total of twelve bacterial strains were isolated and screened for enzyme production, Phosphate solubilization, EPS production and Azo dye decolorizing capacity. Most of the strains showed multiple potentialities. So these strains can be positively used for commercial applications.