Global Advanced Research Journal of Food Science and Technology (GARJFST) ISSN: 2315-5098 February 2013 Vol. 2(1), pp 001-006

Copyright © 2013 Global Advanced Research Journals   

 

Original Research Articles

Antifungal properties of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolated from Ricinus communis, Pentaclethra macrophylla and Yoghurts                                          

*Oranusi, S, Braide W, Oguoma O I. 

Department of Microbiology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

*Correspondence E-mail: orasoluche@yahoo.com 

Accepted 09 January 2013

 

Abstract 

The antifungal activity of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) isolates from Ricinus communis (Ogiri), Pentaclethra macrophylla (Ugba) and Yoghurt samples against moulds associated with food spoilage Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus flavus, Aspergillus fumigatus, Mucor, Penicillium, Rhizopus and Aspergillus nidulans was investigated using agar diffusion technique. Aspergillus fumigatus was the most susceptible with inhibition zone diameters ranging from 8mm for Lactococcus lactis to 20mm for positive control fluconazole. Pediococcus spp had no antifungal effect on any of the test fungi. None of the LAB isolates had good activity against Aspergillus flavus and Rhizopus spp. Aspergillus niger was inhibited only by Lactococcus lactis. The present study indicates that the LAB isolates if optimized and improved could be used as a natural, food-grade biopreservative agent for management of fungal contamination and food spoilage, thus preventing problems associated with mycotoxins in food and feed products. It is suggested that effective GMP and HACCP application in handling the affairs of food and feed storage/production will no doubt make the use of LAB as preservative a lot easier. 

Keywords: Antifungal, Biopreservative, Lactic acid bacteria, Ogiri, Ugba, Yoghurt.

Related Articles


Original Research Articles
Saly M.E. Toubar, Abdllah. A. Elbialy and Mahmoud. M.M. Zaky
Phenotypic and Genotypic Detection of Enterotoxigenic Staphylococcus aureus in Domestic Dairy Products in Port Said Governorate, Egypt.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. November 2017 Vol: 6(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,819 KB)
I Wayan Suardana, Annisa Putri Cahyani and Komang Januartha Putra Pinatih
Probiotic Potency and Molecular Identification of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Bali Cattle’s Colon, Indonesia
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. May 2016 Vol: 5(5): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (124 KB)
CI Mboto and P Udoh
Susceptibility of Proteus mirabilis, Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans to Extracts of Cola acuminata.
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. June 2014 Vol: 3(5): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (134 KB)
M.A. Sani, N. Usman, F. Kabir and A.S. Kutama
The Effect of Three Natural Preservatives on the Growth of Some Predominant Fungi Associated With the Spoilage of Fruits (Mango, Pineapple and Cucumber)
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. December 2015 Vol: 4(12): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (127 KB)
Nidá M. Salem, Fatin M. Abedalaziz and Akl M. Awwad
Nanoparticles and antifungal activity of iron sulfide synthesized by green route using Uncaria tomentosa leaves extract
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. June 2018 Vol: 7(6): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (1,182 KB)
Review
Fadugba SE, Zelibe SC, Achudume C, Olubanwo OO
On Statistical Analysis of Water Pollution in Yoghurt Industry, South West, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Food Sci. Technol. March 2014 Vol: 3(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (199 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Oranusi S on Google Scholar
Oranusi S on Pubmed
Braide W on Google Scholar
Braide W on Pubmed
Oguoma OI. on Google Scholar
Oguoma OI. on Pubmed

Statistics

Viewed 1347
Printed 534
Downloaded 1144
Powered By iPortal Works