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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