Resistance of potential probiotic lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria of African and European origin to antimicrobials: determination and transferability of the resistance genes to other bacteria.

@article{Ouoba2008ResistanceOP,
  title={Resistance of potential probiotic lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacteria of African and European origin to antimicrobials: determination and transferability of the resistance genes to other bacteria.},
  author={Labia Ivette Ir{\`e}ne Ouoba and Vicki Lei and Lars Bog\o Jensen},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={217-24}
}
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 using specific primers and sequencing of positive amplicons. The ability of Lb. reuteri from Africa to transfer the erythromycin resistance gene… CONTINUE READING