Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene

Journal of Food: Microbiology, Safety & Hygiene
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ISSN: 2476-2059

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Kavita R. Pandey

  • Research Article
    Functional Characterization of Bacteriophage Resistant Mutants of Probiotic B. coagulans
    Author(s): Kavita R. Pandey and Babu V. VakilKavita R. Pandey and Babu V. Vakil

    Bacillus coagulans, a probiotic phage sensitive organism was subjected to random mutagenesis and several phage resistant mutants were isolated. Evaluation of mutants, in line with the WHO/FAO guidelines for probiotics, showed that Lactic acid production was not affected. Maximum sporulation efficiency was seen in mutant MIII (81% ± 2). Mutant MII showed least acid tolerance and tolerance to bile salts was lower in all the mutants compared to the parent (76% ± 0.5). All the cultures exhibited similar antibacterial activity (zones: 13-15 mm) against the pathogens used. For all the mutants bile salt hydrolase activity was positive and antibiotic susceptibility was similar to parental culture and all these mutants showed no hemolysis. Auto-aggregation potential of the mutants was somewhat higher than the parental strain except for mutant PIII (29.5% &plusm.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2476-2059.1000106

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