Inhibition of food‐borne pathogenic bacteria by bacteriocins from Lactobacillus gasseri

T. Itoh, Y. Fujimoto, Y. Kawai, T. Toba, Tadao Saito

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    Abstract

    Seventy‐three strains of the Lactobacillus acidophilus group and a Lact. reuteri isolated from human faeces were examined for production of antimicrobial agents against 16 strains of six species of food‐borne enteric pathogenic bacteria. Several strains of Lact. gasseri showed wide inhibitory activity against the tested bacteria. Gassericin A produced by Lact. gasseri LA39 was one of the most widely active bacteriocins. It was bactericidal without causing cell lysis.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-141
    Number of pages5
    JournalLetters in Applied Microbiology
    Volume21
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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