Potency of Nicotiana tabacum as anti - Microfouling

Aunurohim*, Dian Ahmada Nurilma, Nengah Dwianita Kuswytasari

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In general, the attachment and growth of organisms on the surface of the object or material immersed in the sea are called Biofouling. Biofouling microscopic called microfouling, where it acts as a precursor of the next engaging organisms that are generally larger in size (called macrofouling). In recent time, biofouling control over the use of chemicals in antifouling paints. Usage tributyltin polishing copolymer paints (TBT - SPC paint) containing TBT has adverse effects on non-target marine organisms. This study uses tobacco dust as an anti-microfouling, which is the waste generated during the process of tobacco leaves. Five of bacterial isolates have been founded at Surabaya coastal in a preliminary test with iron plates. Then those isolates tested to detect and visualized of biofilm. The activity of anti-bacteria had been done and the result is known that more high of tobacco extract given, a diameter of zone inhibit high too. The extract of tobacco dust can be applied most effectively to be anti-microfouling is a concentration of 40%, isolates 3 and 4 are a type of bacteria that is most inhibited growth. So, in this result, Nicotiana tabacum is potential as an anti-microfouling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeding of International Biology Conference 2016
Subtitle of host publicationBiodiversity and Biotechnology for Human Welfare
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415287
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2017
Event3rd International Biology Conference 2016: Biodiversity and Biotechnology for Human Welfare, IBOC 2016 - Surabaya, Indonesia
Duration: 15 Oct 2016 → …

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference3rd International Biology Conference 2016: Biodiversity and Biotechnology for Human Welfare, IBOC 2016
Period15/10/16 → …


  • Anti-microfouling
  • Nicotiana tabacum
  • inhibited zone diameter


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