CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains retain their viability and aflatoxin B1 binding ability under gastrointestinal conditions and improve ruminal fermentation
DOGI C.A.; ARMANDO R; LUDUEÑA R; DE MORENO A; ROSA CAR; DALCERO A; CAVAGLIERI L
FOOD ADDITIVES AND CONTAMINANTS
TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2011 vol. 28 p. 1705 - 1705
The aim was to evaluate both the ability of yeast strains to survive and bind AFB1 under ruminant gastrointestinal conditions and the effect of these yeast strains on ruminal fermentation. Yeast viability was studied under simulated gastrointestinal conditions. AFB1 binding ability was evaluated at different pH values as present in the ruminant gastrointestinal tract. The effect of yeast strains on cellulose digestion and volatile fatty 15 acids production by ruminal bacteria was also evaluated. All yeast strains were able to survive under gastrointestinal conditions and to adsorb AFB1 at the different pH assayed. The strain RC016 showed the highest binding percentage at the three tested pH. The number of cellulolytic bacteria in ruminal fluid increased in the presence of RC008 and RC016 yeast strains. The concentration of acetate and propionate after ruminal fermentation increased with the addition of RC008 and RC016 strains; this effect was less significant with RC009 20 strain. Strains RC008 and RC016 are potential probiotic to be included in animal feed: they help to increase fibber digestibility and could reduce AFB1 bioavailability in the gastrointestinal tract. Viable S. cerevisiae RC008 and RC016 strains with both probiotic and mycotoxins adsorption properties could be used as feed additives in ruminant feedstuff.