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Title: Effect of prebiotics on bifidobacterial species isolated from infant faeces
Authors: Narayanan, Rita
Subramonian, B Suresh
Keywords: Prebiotics;Bifidobacterial;Infant;Bacteria
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: C12M, C12N, A01K 1/01, B62B 7/00, B62B 9/00
Abstract: The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of prebiotics on the growth of bifidobacterial species isolated from the faeces of breast fed infants. Identification of isolates to the genus level was based on phenotypic characteristics like the unique pleomorphic morphology and carbohydrates fermentation profile. Molecular tools like species specific mPCR primers were used for confirmation. A total of 4 isolates were identified namely B. longum (IB10 and IB12), B. breve (IB39) and B. bifidum (IB42). Addition of 4 % WPC was used to enhance the growth of Bifidobacteria in bovine whey. Prebiotics like inulin and honey at 0.4 and 3 %, respectively were adjudged as the optimum level for exerting maximum prebiotic activity on all the four bifidobacterial isolates.
Page(s): 285-289
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.14(2) [April 2015]

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