Measurement of aggregation properties between probiotics and pathogens: In vitro evaluation of different methods

M. Carmen Collado*, Jussi Meriluoto, Seppo Salminen

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Abstract

Aggregation properties of probiotics with pathogens are of importance for both food preservation and therapeutic impact of food on intestinal microbiota. We assessed spectrophotometry, fluorescence and radioactivity techniques to characterize and quantify co-aggregation. Probiotic strains tested showed co-aggregation abilities, which were strain-specific and dependent on time and incubation conditions. Co-aggregation may be useful for preliminary screening in order to identify potentially probiotic strains suitable for food, human or animal use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Volume71
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Aggregation
  • Fluorescence
  • Pathogens
  • Probiotics
  • Radioactivity

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