lactobacilli


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lac·to·ba·cil·li

(lak'tō-ba-sil'ī),
Plural of lactobacillus.

Lactobacilli,

cariogenic,
n a type of bacteria that may play an important role in tooth decay. It is usually found in small amounts in dental plaque. Its concentration increases with high sugar intake.
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As more became known about lactobacilli and their properties, more studies focused on the use of lactobacilli alone, achieving very good results.
Omukunzi root contains compounds, some of which may be inhibitory to microbial growth and may control proliferation of non-acid and spoilage microorganisms and may promote the growth of lactic acid bacteria especially of the thermophilic group; Lactobacilli, as shown in Tables 2, 3, and 4, which were high in both samples of Omashikwa.
7 (Gardner and Dukes 1955) and an abundance of the lactobacilli morphotype (large gram-positive rod) (Nugent et al.
Effect of yogurt with Bifidobacterium DN-173 010 on salivary mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in young adults.
Antagonistic activity of probiotic lactobacilli and bifidobacteria against entero- and uropathogens.
15) A recent randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study found that women with high numbers of Lactobacilli in the vagina were far less likely to harbor yeast.
12,13) Lactobacilli are usually susceptible to penicillin G, ampicillin, imipenem, erythromycin, clindamycin, tetracycline, and chloramphenicol.
A third application for beneficial lactobacilli is the prevention of body odor.
The most common belong to two groups of bacteria - lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.
One of the long-term consequences of BV is that once lactobacilli are destroyed, these protective bacteria have trouble recolonizing or growing back in the vagina.
99) includes microencapsulated lactobacillus spores, which are resistant to heat and stomach acid, plus chicory, a prebiotic or food for the lactobacilli to encourage their growth.