Highlights on the alternatives to antibiotic therapy against bacterial infection

  • Bijayanta Sircar Laboratory of Microbiology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda-732103, India
  • Shyamapada Mandal Laboratory of Microbiology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda-732103, India


The antibiotic resistance among gram-positive and gram-negative pathogenic bacteria is of global health concern. This has prompted the development of new effective drugs. But the discovery and development of new drugs is slow, and the emergence of resistance to such new drugs, on the other hand, is rapid as well as continuous among the bacteria. Therefore, in tackling the emergence of antibiotic resistant pathogenic bacteria finding alternative ways is vital. This communication, based on the published scientific data, summarizes the antibacterial capacity of some naturally derived agents such as honey, phytocomponents, probiotics, and antimicrobial peptides that might bring new essence in biomedicine. 

Keywords: Bacterial resistance, alternative therapeutics, honey, phytomedicine, probiotics, antimicrobial peptides.

Keywords: Bacterial resistance, alternative therapeutics, honey, phytomedicine, probiotics, antimicrobial peptides


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Bijayanta Sircar, Laboratory of Microbiology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda-732103, India

Laboratory of Microbiology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda-732103, India

Shyamapada Mandal, Laboratory of Microbiology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda-732103, India

Laboratory of Microbiology and Experimental Medicine, Department of Zoology, University of Gour Banga, Malda-732103, India


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Sircar B, Mandal S. Highlights on the alternatives to antibiotic therapy against bacterial infection. JDDT [Internet]. 15Mar.2021 [cited 20Apr.2021];11(2):194-03. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4596