Indian Journal of Microbiology

, Volume 56, Issue 3, pp 301–308 | Cite as

Bacteriocinogenic Bacteria Isolated from Raw Goat Milk and Goat Cheese Produced in the Center of México

  • Oscar F. Hernández-Saldaña
  • Mauricio Valencia-Posadas
  • Norma M. de la Fuente-Salcido
  • Dennis K. Bideshi
  • José E. Barboza-Corona
Original Article


Currently, there are few reports on the isolation of microorganisms from goat milk and goat cheese that have antibacterial activity. In particular, there are no reports on the isolation of microorganisms with antibacterial activity from these products in central Mexico. Our objective was to isolate bacteria, from goat products, that synthesized antimicrobial peptides with activity against a variety of clinically significant bacteria. We isolated and identified Lactobacillus rhamnosus, L. plantarum, L. pentosus, L. helveticus and Enterococcus faecium from goat cheese, and Aquabacterium fontiphilum, Methylibium petroleiphilum, Piscinobacter aquaticus and Staphylococcus xylosus from goat milk. These bacteria isolated from goat cheese were able to inhibit Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, L. inoccua, Pseudomona aeruginosa, Shigella flexneri, Serratia marcescens, Enterobacter cloacae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. In addition, bacteria from goat milk showed inhibitory activity against B. cereus, L. lactis, E. coli, S. flexneri, E. cloacae and K. pneumonia; S. aureus, L. innocua, S. agalactiae and S. marcescens. The bacteriocins produced by these isolates were shown to be acid stable (pH 2–6) and thermotolerant (up to 100 °C), but were susceptible to proteinases. When screened by PCR for the presence of nisin, pediocin and enterocin A genes, none was found in isolates recovered from goat milk, and only the enterocin A gene was found in isolates from goat cheese.


Goat milk Goat cheese Bacteriocins Enterocin A Pathogenic bacteria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Oscar F. Hernández-Saldaña
    • 1
    • 7
  • Mauricio Valencia-Posadas
    • 1
    • 3
    • 7
  • Norma M. de la Fuente-Salcido
    • 4
  • Dennis K. Bideshi
    • 5
    • 6
  • José E. Barboza-Corona
    • 1
    • 2
    • 7
  1. 1.División de Ciencias de la VidaUniversidad de Guanajuato, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca (CIS)IrapuatoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de AlimentosUniversidad de Guanajuato CISIrapuatoMexico
  3. 3.Departamento de AgronomíaUniversidad de Guanajuato CISIrapuatoMexico
  4. 4.Escuela de Ciencias BiológicasUniversidad Autónoma de CoahuilaTorreónMexico
  5. 5.Department of Natural and Mathematical SciencesCalifornia Baptist UniversityRiversideUSA
  6. 6.Department of EntomologyUniversity of California, RiversideRiversideUSA
  7. 7.Graduate Program in Biosciences, Life Science DivisionUniversidad de GuanajuatoIrapuatoMexico

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