In Vitro Evaluation of Swine-Derived Lactobacillus reuteri: Probiotic Properties and Effects on Intestinal Porcine Epithelial Cells Challenged with Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88.

@article{Wang2016InVE,
  title={In Vitro Evaluation of Swine-Derived Lactobacillus reuteri: Probiotic Properties and Effects on Intestinal Porcine Epithelial Cells Challenged with Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli K88.},
  author={Zhilin Wang and Li Wang and Zhuang Chen and Xianyong Ma and Xuefen Yang and Jian Zhang and Zongyong Jiang},
  journal={Journal of microbiology and biotechnology},
  year={2016},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={1018-25}
}
Probiotics are considered as the best effective alternatives to antibiotics. The aim of this study was to characterize the probiotic potential of lactobacilli for use in swine farming by using in vitro evaluation methods. A total of 106 lactic acid bacterial isolates, originating from porcine feces, were first screened for the capacity to survive stresses considered important for putative probiotic strains. Sixteen isolates showed notable acid and bile resistance, antibacterial activity, and… CONTINUE READING