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n. pl. lac·to·ba·cil·li (-sĭl′ī′)
Any of various rod-shaped, oxygen-tolerant anaerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus that ferment sugars to lactic acid and are used in the production of certain foods such as yogurt, sauerkraut, and pickles.


n, pl -li (-laɪ)
(Microbiology) any Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium of the genus Lactobacillus, which ferments carbohydrates to lactic acid, for example in the souring of milk: family Lactobacillaceae


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n., pl. -cil•li (-ˈsɪl aɪ)
any of various anaerobic bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus.
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Noun1.lactobacillus - a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
genus Lactobacillus - type genus of the family Lactobacillaceae
acidophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus - a bacterium that is used to make yogurt and to supplement probiotics


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Administration of Lactobacillus helveticus NS8 improves behavioral, cognitive, and biochemical aberrations caused by chronic restraint stress.
Heterofermentative pattern and exopolysaccharide production by Lactobacillus helveticus ATCC 15807 in response to environmental pH.
To underline the importance of beneficial bacteria on mood, human studies on the combined administration of two unique probiotics, Lactobacillus helveticus R0052 and Bifidobacterium longum R0175, have demonstrated a 50% decrease in depression scores and a 55% improvement in anxiety scores.
2009) evaluated the proteolytic activity of whey and whey supplemented with whey protein concentrate (WPC) fermented by Lactobacillus helveticus NCDC 292 (1 per cent, 37[degrees]C/48 h) under in vitro conditions.
Comparative analysis of the autolytic potential of Lactobacillus helveticus strains during cheddar cheese ripening.
As commercial fermented milks with antihypertensive effects are scarce and most of the current products are based on Lactobacillus helveticus, there is a great opportunity here, commented Dr.
Partial characterization of a bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus helveticus.
LeBlanc JG, Matar C, Valdez JC, LeBlanc J, Perdigon G (2002) Immunomodulating effects of peptidic fractions issued from milk fermented with Lactobacillus helveticus.
25) According to Narva et al, during the fermentation process in milk, Lactobacillus helveticus produces short peptides that act on osteoblasts and increase their activity in bone formation.
Produccion de acido lactico a partir de suero de leche, utilizando Lactobacillus helveticus en cultivo continuo.
Carotenoprotein and exopolysaccharide production by co-cultures of Rhodotorula glutinis and Lactobacillus helveticus.