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Probiotic bacteria and starter cultures of Lactobacillus, Weissella and Bifidobacterium of African and European origins were studied and compared for their susceptibility to antimicrobials. The study included, for all isolates, determination of MICs (Minimal Inhibitory Concentration) for 24 antimicrobials, detection of resistance genes by PCR reactions(More)
AIMS To identify and examine the diversity of predominant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in koko and koko sour water (KSW) from different Ghanaian production sites with regard to pattern of fermentation (API 50 CHL), genotype, antimicrobial activity, and resistance to low pH and bile salts. METHODS AND RESULTS In total 215 LAB were isolated from koko and KSW.(More)
AIM To quantify and identify the predominant lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in dolo and pito wort processing, and to examine their biodiversity at strain level. MATERIALS AND RESULTS The processing of dolo and pito wort was studied at four production sites in Burkina Faso and Ghana. The succession of dominant micro-organisms, pH and titratable acidity were(More)
Indigenous lactic acid fermented foods may have potential as probiotic treatment for diarrhoea, due to high levels of lactic acid bacteria. In this study the effect of a millet drink, spontaneously fermented by lactic acid bacteria, as a therapeutic agent among Ghanaian children with diarrhoea, was assessed. Children below 5 years of age coming to Northern(More)
Strains of Lactobacillus plantarum, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, Candida tropicalis and Penicillium sclerotiorum were screened for 19 enzymatic activities using the commercial kit API zym (Bio Mérieux). This activity was compared to the ability of degrading the toxic cyanogenic glycosides amygdalin, linamarin, and linseed cyanogens (a mixture of linustatin(More)
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