Screening of lactic acid bacteria from gastrointestinal tracts of marine fish for their potential use as probiotics

  title={Screening of lactic acid bacteria from gastrointestinal tracts of marine fish for their potential use as probiotics},
  author={Nirunya Buntin and Suphitchaya Chanthachum and Tipparat Hongpattarakere},
One hundred and sixty isolates of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) with inhibitory activity against pathogenic Escherichia coli were isolated from gastrointestinal tracts of fish, shrimp and shellfish. One hundred and sixteen isolates were obtained from fish, twenty isolates from shrimp and twenty-four isolates from shellfish. Three strains were selected based on their bile and acid tolerances. All acid-tolerant strains showed inhibitory activity against human pathogens, including Staphylococcus… CONTINUE READING
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