Antagonistic activity of probiotic organism against Vibrio cholerae and Cryptococcus neoformans

Vidya, R., Iyer, P. R.
2010 Malaysian Journal of Microbiology  
The microbes are useful in many ways in the modern world. Probiotics one of them, which refers to, acid adherence bacteria in the intestinal cells, are able to survive at low pH and produce large amount of lactic acid. The present investigation deals with the antagonistic activity of Lactobacillus acidophilus organism against pathogens. The organism was isolated from the curd sample. Identification of bacteria was done by various biochemical testing. The present study revealed that L.
more » ... d that L. acidophilus inhibits Vibrio cholerae more efficiently than Streptococcus pneumoniae and Shigella dysentriae. When L. acidophilus and V. cholerae were grown together, L. acidophilus dominated the growth and competitively inhibited the growth of V. cholerae. L. acidophilus was also found to inhibit Cryptococcus neoformans.
doi:10.21161/mjm.14608 fatcat:lksitgyi2fh2vclyrpfa7fmmgm