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Abstract                 Volume:5  Issue-11  Year-2017          Original Research Articles


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Antimicrobial Activity of Lactic Acid Bacteria against Toxigenic Fungi
Wadad M. Al-Haik1, Ali Mohammed Abdullah Bawazir2, Magda Mohammad Aly3, Ahmed M. Al-Haddad4 and Manjula Shantaram5*
1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Hadhramout University, Al-Mukalla, Yemen
2Dept. of Microbiology, Mangalore University, Post Graduate Centre, Chikka Aluvara, Kodagu, Karnataka, India
3Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4Department of Medical Laboratories, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Hadhramout University, Al-Mukalla, Yemen
5Department of Studies in Biochemistry, Mangalore University, Post Graduate Centre, Chikka Aluvara, Kodagu, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

Lactobacillus bulgaricus S2 was widely used in fermentation and preservation of food and it was assayed on their fungal inhibitory properties. The aim of this study was to isolate lactic acid bacteria from different habitats and screen these isolates against some mycotoxigenic fungi. The effect of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) on growth of a mycotoxin- producing toxigenic fungi was assayed. Assays were carried out by modified overlay method. Lactobacillus bulgaricus S2 assays showed growth inhibition of the mycotoxin-producing Aspergillus flavus. Lactobacillus bulgaricus S2 isolated from sheep milk and selected for its technological properties, showed highest fungal inhibition of the micro-organisms assays. The use of antifungal LAB with excellent technological properties rather than chemical preservatives would enable the food industry to produce organic food without addition of chemical substances.

Keywords: Antimicrobial activity, Lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Toxigenic fungi.
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Wadad M. Al-Haik, Ali Mohammed Abdullah Bawazir, Magda Mohammad Aly, Ahmed M. Al-Haddad and Manjula Shantaram. 2017. Antimicrobial Activity of Lactic Acid Bacteria against Toxigenic Fungi.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(11): 12-18
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.511.003