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Investigation of the Antiviral and Antibacterial Potential of Coelomic Fluid from Some Earthworm Species (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)

Journal: Acta Microbiologica Bulgarica (Vol.32, No. 3)

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Page : 39-44

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The coelomic fluid of four earthworm species, Aporrectodea rosea, Eisenia fetida, Lumbricus terrestris and Octolasion lacteum, was investigated against Gram-negative bacteria strains: Aeromonas hydrophila, Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas luteola and human pathogen Herpes simplex virus type 2 (genital herpes). The research revealed that only studied material from Eisenia fetida acted selectively on pathogenic bacteria. The greatest growth-inhibiting effect was observed on Aeromonas hydrophila. No antiviral potential was demonstrated against Herpes simplex virus. The metabolic components of the coelomic fluid have a strong cytolytic effect, but lack any activity against the tested virus pathogen.

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