Lantibiotic nisin and its detection methods

  title={Lantibiotic nisin and its detection methods},
  author={Justus Reunanen},
The type A lantibiotic nisin produced by several Lactococcus lactis strains, and one Streptococcus uberis strainis a small antimicrobial peptide that inhibits the growth of a wide range of gram-positive bacteria, such as Bacillus, Clostridium, Listeria and Staphylococcus species. It is nontoxic to humans and used as a food preservative (E234) in more than 50 countries including the EU, the USA, and China. National legislations concerning maximum addition levels of nisin in different foods vary… CONTINUE READING


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