Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 95, Issue 1, pp 29–45

Impact of plant derivatives on the growth of foodborne pathogens and the functionality of probiotics


DOI: 10.1007/s00253-012-4117-x

Cite this article as:
Gyawali, R. & Ibrahim, S.A. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol (2012) 95: 29. doi:10.1007/s00253-012-4117-x


Numerous studies have been published on the antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of various plant components. However, there is relatively little information on the impact of such components on the enhancement of probiotics and production of antimicrobial compounds from these probiotics. Hence, this paper focuses on the influence of plant-derived components against pathogens, enhancement of cell viability and functionality of probiotics, and potential applications of such components in food safety and human health.


Plant componentsProbioticsViabilityPathogens

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Food Microbiology and Biotechnology LaboratoryNorth Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityGreensboroUSA