Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 50 issue 2 (april 2016) : 190-193

Investigation of acid tolerance attribute of various Lactobacillus casei group strains

Suman Kandola*1, Udai vir Singh Teotia1, Rajneesh Kumar2, Anand K. Mishra3, Alka Singh4
1<p>Department of Biochemistry,&nbsp;Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra -136 119, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kandola*1 Suman, Teotia1 Singh vir Udai, Kumar2 Rajneesh, Mishra3 K. Anand, Singh4 Alka (NaN). Investigation of acid tolerance attribute of various Lactobacilluscasei group strains . Indian Journal of Animal Research. 50(2): 190-193. doi: 10.18805/ijar.9539.

Lactobacillus casei group is commonly used as probiotics. Various factors affect their viability in gastrointestinal tract. Twenty two strains of Lactobacillus casei group, were assessed for acid tolerance attribute. ASCC 292 showed the highest viability at pH 1.5. Fifteen remaining strains have shown no activity after 1 h. At pH 2.0, ASCC 1002 has shown lowest viability after 2 h of incubation. At pH 2.5, all twenty two strains decreased their viable count after 3 h of incubation. Greater viable count of Lactobacillus strains were observed at pH 3.0. This study suggests the importance to identify all the useful Lactobacillus strains in order to study further for their therapeutic benefits. 

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