Novel Aquaculture Drugs
This area is a recent addition to our research focus, wherein we are attempting to extract antibacterial and antiviral compounds as specific aquaculture grade drugs. Our current focus is to extract the antibacterial compounds from the cyanobacteria, Pseudomonas sp., and Micrococcus sp., which we have shown to produce antagonistic compounds under in vitro conditions. Antiviral compounds against WSSV are being explored from a variety of plants and marine biota. We have identified several mangrove plant species with anti-WSSV property.