CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Diversity of heteropolysaccharide-producing lactic acid bacterium strains and their biopolymers
FERNANDA MOZZI; FREDERIK VANINGELGEM; ELVIRA MARÍA HÉBERT; ROEL VAN DER MEULEN; MARÍA REMEDIOS FOULQUIÉ MORENO; GRACIELA FONT DE VALDEZ; LUC DE VUYST
APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY
American Society for Microbiology
Año: 2006 vol. 72 p. 4431 - 4431
Thirty-one lactic acid bacterial strains from different species were evaluated for exopolysaccharide (EPS) production in milk. Thermophilic strains produced more EPS than mesophilic ones, but EPS yields were generally low. Ropiness or capsular polysaccharide formation was strain dependent. Six strains produced high-molecular-mass EPS. Polymers were classified into nine groups on the basis of their monomer composition. EPS from Enterococcus strains were isolated and characterized.