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Biological Aspects of Marine Biofilm Bacterial Pigment
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  • Balasubramanian Vellaisamy,
  • Rajapriya Rajendran,
  • Ajucarmelprecilla Arulprakasam,
  • Akila Ravindran,
  • Sunandha Jeeva Bharathi Gunasekaran
Balasubramanian Vellaisamy
Alagappa University Department of Biotechnology

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Rajapriya Rajendran
Alagappa University Science Campus
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Ajucarmelprecilla Arulprakasam
Alagappa University Science Campus
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Akila Ravindran
Alagappa University Science Campus
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Sunandha Jeeva Bharathi Gunasekaran
Alagappa University Science Campus
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Marine bacterial species contribute to a significant part of the oceanic population, which substantially produces biologically effectual moieties having various medical and industrial applications. The use of marine-derived bacterial pigments displays a snowballing effect in recent times, being natural, environmentally safe, and health beneficial compounds. Although isolating marine bacteria is a strenuous task, these are still a compelling subject for researchers, due to their promising avenues for numerous applications Due to their beneficial properties, including anticancer, antibacterial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic actions, marine-derived bacterial pigments were desirable in the food, pharmaceutical, textile, and cosmetic industries. Marine bio-pigments are preferred over synthetically produced colored compounds due to their biodegradability and higher environmentally friendly nature. Besides that, hazardous effects associated with the consumption of synthetic colors further substantiated the use of marine dyes as color additives in industries as well. Herein, we have reviewed the potential of different bacterial species isolated from the marine environment in diverse studies that produce bioactive pigments with potential commercial applications, in addition to the biosynthesis and physiological roles of associated pigments. The chemical structures of the bioactive compounds are also discussed.
31 May 2023Submitted to Marine Ecology
31 May 2023Assigned to Editor
31 May 2023Submission Checks Completed
04 Jun 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned