bacteriocin


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bac·te·ri·o·cin

 (băk-tîr′ē-ə-sĭn′)
n.
An antibacterial substance, such as colicin, that is produced by certain bacteria and kills or inhibits the growth of closely related species or other strains within the same species.

bacteriocin

(bækˈtɪərɪəˌsɪn)
n
any protein-based toxin given off by bacteria to prevent the growth of related bacteria nearby
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Bacteriocin antiseptic drug has been produced in this research by using lactobacillus, and it has been stabilized on the produced nanofibers at the same time with the beginning of electrospinning process.
Certain LAB strains can be used as probiotics for animals, not only because of the production of lactic acid, but other compounds, such as bacteriocins and bacteriocin-like substances (BLS) (Todorov et al.
These molecules are extraordinarily potent, with a single bacteriocin being sufficient to kill a bacterium.
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10) Based on sequence homology, it is thought that Usp is a nuclease-type bacteriocin and OrfU proteins are immunity proteins for Usp.
Selected Efs and Efm isolates were evaluatedfor the expression of three virulencefactors: gelatinase, cytolysin (hemolysin), and bacteriocin.
Since bacteriocin acts against the pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes, this starter culture is especially useful for improving product safety.
A big advantage of the R-type bacteriocin technology for food applications is its specificity, said James Knighton, president and director of AvidBiotics.
Bacteriocin production is believed to confer producing strains with a competitive advantage within complex microbial environments as a consequence of their associated antimicrobial activity.