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Predatory Bacteria-Bdellovibrio and Like Organisms (Balos) A Prospective Rescuer to Alleviate Human Ailments

Volume 9 - Issue 1

Palaniswami Rajendran* and Santhanam Selvaraj

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    • Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, India

    *Corresponding author: Rajendran Palaniswami, Post Graduate & Research Department of Zoology, Vivekananda College, Tiruvedakam, Madurai-625234, Tamil Nadu, India

Received: September 10, 2018;   Published: September 17, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.09.001744

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The twenty first century human beings face innumerable health and environmental issues due to anthropogenic activities such as destruction of nature in the name of scientific development, industrialization and introduction of xenobiotic components without minding the future. Nature has its own ways to maintain sustainability without affecting flora and fauna. One such wonder of nature is the periplasmic predatory bacterium that feeds on other bacteria, Bdellovibrio, the world’s smallest hunters (0.2-0.5μm wide and 0.5 -2.5μm long) that support environment, agriculture, food processing and control human ailments. The antibiotic resistance, medicine’s most pressing and emerging problem has forced the scientists to look for alternative treatments to combat bacterial infections. This global issue can be overcome by one of the alternative treatment of using predatory bacteria as “living antibiotics” replacing the use of conventional antibiotics.

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