bacteriocin


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bacteriocin

(bak-tēr-ē-ō'sin),
A protein toxin produced and released by bacteria to inhibit the growth of similar bacteria.

bacteriocin

/bac·te·rio·cin/ (bac-tēr´e-o″-sin) any of a group of substances, e.g., colicin, released by certain bacteria that kill other strains of bacteria by inducing metabolic block.

bacteriocin

(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

[baktir′ē·əsin]
protein produced by certain species of bacteria that, by inducing metabolic block, are toxic to related strains of those bacteria. Also called protein antibiotic.

bacteriocin

a PROTEIN TOXIN produced by BACTERIA, that is lethal to other bacteria, which are generally strains closely related to the producer ORGANISM. The producer may be immune to the bacteriocin.

bacteriocin

a peptide produced by some strains of bacteria which inhibits the growth of, or kills, other bacteria. Examples are staphylococcin, produced by Staphylococcus aureus, and colicins, produced by Escherichia coli.
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Detection and preliminary characterization of a bacteriocin (plantaricin 35d) produced by a Lactobacillus plantarum strain.
In the recent years, different kinds of bacteriocins have been found from different bacteria; however, only one bacteriocin named nisin has been used for food preservation.
Sarantinopoulos P, Leroy F, Leontopoulou E, Georgalaki MD, Kalantzopoulos G, Tsakalidou E, Vuyst LD (2002) Bacteriocin production by Enterococcus faecium FAIR-E 198 in view of its application as adjunct starter in Greek Feta cheese making.
Bacteriocins function similar to antibiotics, but are entirely natural, and appear to act only at the local level between different bacterial strains.
which was confirmed from the bacteriocin activity using the agar well diffusion method against the pathogens However, there have been no literatures regarding the molecular weight of Reutericin_LHS produced by L.
There are several reports on the production of bacteriocins or bacteriocin-like substances by Lactobacilli such as Lactacin B, Lactocin 27, Plantaricin A, Plantacin B and Helveticin J.
An objective of present study was the screening and identification of bacteriocin producing LAB from meat samples and to examine antibacterial activity of isolated bacteria (Lewus et al.
which may synthesize several antimicrobial substances, such as organic acids, hydrogen peroxide, carbon dioxide, diacetyl, acetaldehyde and bacteriocins, called enterocins (Naidu et al.
Technological characterization of bacteriocin producing Lactococucus lactis strains employed to control Listeria monocytogenes in Cottage cheese.
Inhibition of pathogen growth by various substances such as organic acids, hydrogen peroxide and bacteriocins against oral pathogens.