Lactobacillus acidophilus- An Overview

Lactobacillus acidophilus

What is Lactobacillus acidophilus? Lactobacillus is a taxonomically diverse group of Gram-positive, non-sporing rods that are defined by the formation of lactic acid as the sole end product of carbohydrate metabolism. Lactobacillus acidophilus is one of the most important species of Lactobacillus which has been extensively used to produce probiotics with numerous health benefits. L. acidophilus is a part of …

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Biochemical Test of Lactobacillus spp.

Biochemical Test of Lactobacillus spp

Image Source: Creative Market and India Mart. Some of the characteristics are as follows: Basic Characteristics Properties (Lactobacillus spp.) Capsule Negative (-ve) Catalase Negative (-ve) Citrate Negative (-ve) Flagella If present, peritrichous Gas Negative (-ve) Gelatin Hydrolysis Negative (-ve) Gram Staining Gram positive H2S Negative (-ve) Indole Negative (-ve) Motility Mostly Negative (-ve) MR (Methyl Red) Negative (-ve) Nitrate Reduction …

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