Antibacterial activity of lactic acid bacteria isolated from ripe fruits / Nur Farahlina Ahmad Fuad

Ahmad Fuad, Nur Farahlina (2019) Antibacterial activity of lactic acid bacteria isolated from ripe fruits / Nur Farahlina Ahmad Fuad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Recently, there is an increase in lactose intolerance which inhibits people who is lactose intolerance to consume any dairy product. Genera lactic acid bacteria which are often found in dairy products are proven to give beneficial effect to gastrointestinal tract and prevent pathogen invasion. Therefore, ripe fruits are chosen as an alternative besides dairy product to get the beneficial lactic acid bacteria since they have suitable conditions for the growth of lactic acid bacteria. This study aim to isolate the lactic acid bacteria from ripe fruits of banana, grapes and mango and evaluate their antibacterial activity against food borne pathogen of E.coli, Salmonella and Shigella using disk diffusion method. The ripe fruits were able to be isolated on de Man, Rogosa and Sharpe (MRS) agar. The colonies isolated were subjected to morphology and biochemical test which revealed to be Lactobacillus sp. for mango and grapes and Lactococcus sp. for banana. The antibacterial activity results showed that isolates Lactobacillus sp. from grapes gives higher inhibition zone compared to Lactococcus sp. from banana. Therefore, from the results it can conclude that lactic acid bacteria isolated from ripe fruits showed potential antibacterial activity against food borne pathogen.


Item Type: Student Project
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Ahmad Fuad, Nur Farahlina
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General) > Study and teaching > Laboratories. General works
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Immunology > Fungal antigens
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Negeri Sembilan > Kuala Pilah Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Biology
Keywords: Antibacterial activity, lactic acid bacteria isolated, ripe fruits
Date: 2019
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