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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2004) reported that the presence of specific bacteria could act as an environmental signal to switch on bacteriocin production in L.
However nature, functions, structures and mode of action of such bacteriocin need to be explored.
Lactobacilli belong to the group of Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB), that have several distinguished abilities such as production of lactic acid, enzymes such as a-Galactosidase organic acids, free fatty acids, ammonia, reuterin, diacetyl, hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocin, which have the capacity to inhibit the growth of food spoilage and pathogenic organisms.
Dal Bello B, Cocolin L, Zeppa G, Field D, Cotter PD, Hill C (2012) Technological characterization of bacteriocin producing Lactococcus lactis strains employed to control Listeria monocytogenes in Cottage cheese.
Persistence of the oral probiotic Streptococcus salivarius M18 is dose dependent and megaplasmid transfer can augment their bacteriocin production and adhesion characteristics.
Albusin B, a class III bacteriocin produced by Ruminococcus albus, is a 32-kDa protein with relatively hydrophilic content that has moderate specificity against some ruminal bacterial species.
It produces bacteriocin, designated as natural or food grade protein andis widely acceptable for food preservations (Iyer et al.
Possibility of usage of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as substrates of other chemical preservatives of food and production of bacteriocin which is of great economic interest had been reported earlier (Admas, 1999).
Amino acid and nucleotide sequence, adjacent genes, and heterologous expression of hiracin JM79, a sec-dependent bacteriocin produced by Enterococcus hirae DCH5, isolated from Mallard ducks (Anasplatyrhynchos).
Purification and characterization of a Bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus lactis isolated from marine environment.
cibaria secretes a significant quantity of hydrogen peroxide as well as bacteriocin that acts against gram positive bacteria.