Bernadette Dora Gombossy de Melo Franco

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Two bacterial isolates from milk and cheeses were selected based on their inhibition of Listeria monocytogenes, and classified as Enterococcus faecium based on 16S rRNA analysis. In MRS broth at 37 °C, bacteriocin-like substances (BLS) produced by E. faecium EM485 and EM925 were detected at 3,200  arbitrary units/mL. These peptides were inactivated by(More)
The production of bacteriocins from cheap substrates could be useful for many food industrial applications. This study aimed at determining the conditions needed for optimal production of enterocins SD1, SD2, SD3 and SD4 secreted by Enterococcus faecium strains SD1, SD2, SD3 and SD4, respectively. To our knowledge, this is the first use of cheese whey—a(More)
Salmonella is the most common etiological agent of cases and outbreaks of foodborne diarrheal illnesses. The emergence and spread of Salmonella spp., which has become multi-drug resistant and potentially more pathogenic, have increased the concern with this pathogen. In this study, 237 Salmonella spp., associated or not with foodborne salmonellosis in(More)
This study aimed to characterize the safety and technological properties of Enterococcus faecium strains isolated from Brazilian Coalho cheeses. High levels of co-aggregation were observed between Enterococcus faecium strains EM485 and EM925 and both Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens . Both strains presented low levels of hydrophobicity. E.(More)
Species-specific Quantitative Real Time PCR (qPCR) alone and combined with the use of propidium monoazide (PMA) were used along with the plate count method to evaluate the survival of the probiotic strains Lactobacillus acidophilus La-5 and Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis Bb-12, and the bacteriocinogenic and potentially probiotic strain Lactobacillus(More)
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