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Biochimie. 1988 Mar;70(3):337-49.

Bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria.

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Department of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh 27695-7624.

Abstract

Lactic acid bacteria produce a variety of antagonistic factors that include metabolic end products, antibiotic-like substances and bactericidal proteins, termed bacteriocins. The range of inhibitory activity by bacteriocins of lactic acid bacteria can be either narrow, inhibiting only those strains that are closely related to the producer organism, or wide, inhibiting a diverse group of Gram-positive microorganisms. The following review will discuss biochemical and genetic aspects of bacteriocins that have been identified and characterized from lactic acid bacteria.

PMID:
3139051
DOI:
10.1016/0300-9084(88)90206-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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