bacteriocin


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bacteriocin

[bak′tir·ē·ə‚sīn]
(microbiology)
Any of a group of proteins produced by various strains of gram-negative bacteria that may inhibit the growth of other strains of the same or related species.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The promising use of bacteriocin and other metabolites from LAB has proved itself as a good natural preservative.
Based on the experimental results, the release of bacteriocin from nanofibers and its antibacterial activity significantly reduce the number of bacteria.
This is due to competition for nutrients and the presence of inhibitors produced by the starter culture, including organic acids, hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocins (O'Sullivan et al., 2002).
Sometimes a simple mechanism such as large colony size gives a microbe a competitive edge (Li & Li 2012), and other times a more sophisticated mechanism such as bacteriocins is employed (Majeed et al.
The objective of the present study is to isolate a bacteriocin producing bacterium with a wide spectrum antimicrobial property.
They produce bacteriocins, bioactive peptides with antimicrobial activity against Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Listeria monocytogenes and Clostridium botulinum (Nettles and Barefoot, 1993) and have been shown to protect mice against P.
To determine which substance (Lactic acid/acetic acids, [H.sub.2][O.sub.2], Bacteriocins or Bacteriocin like substances) cause the antibacterial activity, CFS of the L.