Effect of exopolysaccharides (EPSs) produced by Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp bulgaricus strains to bacteriophage and nisin sensitivity of the bacteria

Durlu-Ozkaya F., Aslim B. , Ozkaya M. T.

LWT-FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.40, no.3, pp.564-568, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.lwt.2005.09.009
  • Page Numbers: pp.564-568


Lactobacillus strains used in this study were isolated from village-type yogurt and raw milk. The isolates were identified as Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus by 16 s rDNA sequence analysis and API 50 CHL identification systems. The exopolysaccharide (EPS) production of the strains growth in skim milk were investigated. In addition sensitivity and insensitivity of these strains against domestic bacteriophages and nisin were examined. It was deduced that those strains which had relatively high EPS-producing capacity were insensitive against phages and nisin. Linear relationships were determined between EPS production of the bacteria and bacteriophage and nisin insensitivity of the bacteria.