Study of the Antagonism Effect of Leuconostoc Spp. against Listeria Monocytogenes

1Shaimaa M.S. Zainulabdeen*, Haifaa Najee, Mohamed M.B. Alzyad and Hiba Sattar Jabbar

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Abstract:

The present study have involved isolation and characterization of Leuconostoc spp. from raw milk, sauerkraut, fresh fruits and vegetables, the 15 Leuconostoc spp.(7) from raw milk,(5)from fresh fruits and vegetables and (3) isolate from sauerkraut. All isolates have submitted to the cultural, microscopical and biochemical tests, also using Vitek 2 system for identification to species. The fifteen most promising candidates were further characterized and presented antimicrobial activity against Listeria monocytogenes, with putative probiotic potential, suggesting the applicability of sauerkraut fermentations as a source for probiotic isolation. Due to their origin these strains should be suited for future application in the food industry, namely vegetable products such as sauerkraut itself.

Keywords:

Leuconostoc Spp., Vitek 2, Listeria Monocytogene.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 5
Pages934-938