A novel lactococcal bacteriocin whose activity depends on the complementary action of two peptides.

A lactococcal bacteriocin, termed lactococcin G, was purified to homogeneity by a simple four-step purification procedure that includes ammonium sulfate precipitation, binding to a cation exchanger and octyl-Sepharose CL-4B, and reverse-phase chromatography. The final yield was about 20%, and nearly a 7,000-fold increase in the specific activity was… CONTINUE READING