CENTRO DE REFERENCIA PARA LACTOBACILOS
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
SURVIVAL AND BENEFICIAL PROPERTIES OF LACTIC ACID BACTERIA FROM RANICULTURE SUBJECTED TO FREEZE-DRYING AND STORAGE
G. MONTEL MENDOZA; S.E. PASTERIS; M.C. OTERO; M.E. NADER-MACÍAS
JOURNAL OF APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
WILEY-BLACKWELL PUBLISHING, INC
Lugar: Londres; Año: 2014 vol. 116 p. 157 - 157
Aim: To evaluate the effect of freeze-drying and storage conditions on the viability and beneficial properties of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) for raniculture. Methods and Results: Lactococcus lactis CRL 1584, L. lactis CRL 1827, Lactococcus garvieae CRL 1828 and Lactobacillus plantarum CRL 1606 viability under different conditions was studied. 10% lactose and 5% skim milk + 5%lactose were excellent lyoprotectants, but 5% skim milk + 5% lactose and whey protein concentrated (WPC) or WPC + sugars were the lower cost lyoprotective options. The effect of temperature depended on both lyoprotectants and storage time. Thus, for Lactococcus, skim milk, skim milk + sucrose and WPC + sucrose were selected for lyophilization and storage at 4°C and skim milk + lactose for 25°C. For Lact. plantarum CRL 1606, the best lyoprotectants for lyophilization and storage at 4°C were milk + sugars and WPS + sucrose and, at 25°C, skim milk + sucrose. Conclusions: Lactic acid bacteria viability after freeze-drying was strain specific and depended on the lyoprotectant used. Highest viability was obtained when stored at 4°C, and the beneficial properties remained stable for 18 months independently of storage temperature. Significance and Impact of the Study: The studies reported for the first time in this work are of primary interest to obtain dried bacteria to be included in beneficial products for raniculture.