Inhibitiory Activity of Lactic Acid Bacteria against Hazardous Microbes

  • Ham, J.S. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Kim, H.S. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Hong, K.H. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Kim, J.G. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Jeong, S.G. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Chae, H.S. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Ahn, J.N. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Kang, D.K. (Bio-Resources Institute, EASY BIO System, Inc.) ;
  • Kim, H.U. (School of Agricultural Biotechnology, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2002.06.18
  • Accepted : 2003.04.28
  • Published : 2003.10.01


One hundred of lactic cultures were evaluated for their ability to inhibit hazardous microbes, such as Salmonella enteritidis, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Bacillus cereus by agar well diffusion method. None of them showed inhibitory halo against S. enteritidis, while 27 strains showed inhibitory activity against S. typhimurium, 6 against E. coli, 9 against ampicillin resistant E. coli, 31 against L. monocytogens, 10 against B. cereus. pH of the culture does not explain for the inhibitory activity except against B. cereus. A neutralized culture from corn silage showed highest inhibitory activity against S. typhimurium, and the size of inhibitory halo was same as 10 ug/mL of ampicillin. The culture was identified to be Lactobacillus buchneri on the basis of biochemical characteristics and utilization of substrates. Using the culture as probiotics could be expected to reduce antibiotics for animal feeding.


Lactic Acid Bacteria;Inhibitory Activity


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