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Lactic acid bacteria: bacteriocin producer: a mini review

Alhaji Yusuf, Moshood and Tengku Abdul Hamid, Tengku Haziyamin (2013) Lactic acid bacteria: bacteriocin producer: a mini review. IOSR Journal of Pharmacy, 3 (4). pp. 2319-4219. ISSN 2250-3013 (O), 2319-4219 (P)

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Summary: LAB is a diverse bacterial group consisting of 11 genuses. These bacteria are Gram-positive, non-spore-forming, coccus or rods but aerotolerant, able to ferment carbohydrates into energy and lactic acid. Lactic acid bacteria produce various compounds such as organic acids, diacetyl, hydrogen peroxide, and bacteriocins or bactericidal proteins during lactic acid fermentations. Bacteriocins are peptides produced by a variety of microbes and have antimicrobial activity against closely related species. These antimicrobial agents are gaining more and more attention as an alternative therapeutics not only in pharmaceutical but also as a preservative in food industries. The main aim of this review is to highlight lactic acid bacteria and its bacteriocins.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4261/37062
Uncontrolled Keywords: bacteriocins, lactic acid bacteria, alternative therapeutics, pharmaceu tical. Bacteriocidal proteins
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr Tengku Haziyamin Tengku Abd Hamid
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 11:20
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2014 11:20
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/37062

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