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 Bacteria

Biochemical Test of Bacteria

Biochemical reactions are very important in the identification of bacterial isolates and in the identification of different bacterial species. These tests depend on the presence of certain enzymes, such as catalase, oxidase, urease, gelatinase, etc., produced by the bacteria. Different bacteria produce varying spectra of enzymes. For example, some enzymes are necessary for the bacterium’s individual metabolism, and some facilitate …

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