The use of molecular tool in identifying potentially probiotic lactobacillus spp. isolated from cow's and goat's milk / Noor 'Iffah Hanani Mohd Ibrahim

Mohd Ibrahim, Noor 'Iffah Hanani (2019) The use of molecular tool in identifying potentially probiotic lactobacillus spp. isolated from cow's and goat's milk / Noor 'Iffah Hanani Mohd Ibrahim. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA ( Kampus Puncak Alam ).


The interest in consuming products which contained probiotic especially Lactobacillus spp. are at increasing trend since they have been proved to offer numbers of health benefit on human. At present, Lactobacillus spp. are known to exist in many different sources but studies on those sources remain limited in Malaysia. Hence, investigation on two sources of potentially probiotic lactobacilli which are cow’s and goat’s milk obtained from local farms in Malaysia was conducted. This research focused on isolating and identifying potentially probiotic Lactobacillus spp. from cow’s and goat’s milk using both phenotypic and genotypic characterization. Initially, isolates from both samples were selected by phenotypic identification and further identified by molecular technique. DNA of isolates were extracted using NucleoSpin® Microbial DNA kit. Next, PCR amplification of 16S rRNA gene was performed using forward primer, 5' - GCT GGA TCA CCT CCT TTC - 3' and reverse primer, 5' - CCT TTC CCT CAC GGT ACT G - 3'. Amplicons were detected through 1.2 % agarose gel electrophoresis and visualized using ImageQuantᵀᴹ LAS 500. Bile salt tolerance was then performed to screen for probiotic property of six chosen isolates and their safety profiling was conducted through antibiotic susceptibility testing (AST). A total of 11 isolates revealed to be Gram-positive rod, negative for catalase and oxidase test were subjected to molecular identification. Only six isolates (CM1, CM2, CM3, GM1, GM2, GM3) belong to Lactobacillus spp. with two sizes of amplicons which are 710 bp and 920 bp. All six isolates were considered to be bile tolerant with more than 50 % survival in 0. 3 % bile salt and their AST results displayed resistance towards sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim, gentamicin and vancomycin. In conclusion, this research successfully identified six isolates of potentially probiotics Lactobacillus spp. from cow’s and goat’s milk.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Mohd Ibrahim, Noor 'Iffah Hanani
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Mustakim, Maimunah
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > Immunology
Q Science > QR Microbiology > Bacteria
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Personal health and hygiene. Including clothing, bathing, exercise, travel, nutrition, sleep, sex hygiene
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture > Cows
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Technology
Keywords: Lactobacillus, probiotic, milk, molecular identification, bile salt tolerance
Date: July 2019
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