Improvement of Lactobacillus plantarum for the enhanced production of bacteriocin like inhibitory substance using combinatorial approach

Publication date: Available online 10 October 2019Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural BiotechnologyAuthor(s): Fariha Ibrahim, Syeda Bushra Zafar, Afsheen Aman, Shah Ali Ul Qader, Asma AnsariAbstractOver the last few decades, emerging cases of chemical additives and food borne pathogens have enforced the demand of natural antimicrobial compounds. Bacteriocins are one of the natural alternatives to the chemical food preservatives. The research on new and improved bacteriocins is in full swing due to some limitations of commercially available bacteriocins. The aim of the study is to improve the indigenously isolated strain for the enhanced production of bacteriocin like inhibitory substance (BLIS) using combinatorial approach. In the current study, the efficiency of BLIS produced by Lactobacillus plantarum KIBGE-IB45 was improved by applying a combinatorial strategies. Primarily, production of BLIS was optimized using one factor at a time approach. To further enhance the potential of L. plantarum, chemical mutagens were used followed by statistical optimization using multivariate approach. The results revealed that synergistic effect of chemical mutagen and a sequential statistical optimization have significantly enhanced the production of BLIS at 35 °C in MRS medium with an initial pH 9.0 after 16 h of incubation. Response surface methodology revealed 2.0 fold increased in the production of BLIS. The ability of BLIS to inhibit the Listeria monocytogenes ATCC 7644 has ...
Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research

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