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Lett Appl Microbiol. 1995 Sep;21(3):137-41.

Inhibition of food-borne pathogenic bacteria by bacteriocins from Lactobacillus gasseri.

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Laboratory of Animal Products Chemistry, Faculty of Agriculture, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.


Lactobacillus acidophilus group and a Lact. reuteri isolated from human faeces were examined for production of antimicrobial agents against 16 strains of six species of food-borne enteric pathogenic bacteria. Several strains of Lact. gasseri showed wide inhibitory activity against the tested bacteria. Gassericin A produced by Lact. gasseri LA39 was one of the most widely active bacteriocins. It was bactericidal without causing cell lysis.

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