Effect of Spirulina platensis biomass on the growth of lactic acid bacteria in milk

  • Gloria Zulpa de Caire
  • José Luis Parada
  • María Cristina Zaccaro
  • Mónica M. Storni de Cano
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Abstract

The stimulatory effect of aqueous suspensions of Spirulina platensis dry biomass extracted at pH 6.8 and 5.5 was studied on four lactic acid bacteria (LAB) grown in milk. The addition of dry S. platensis to milk (6 mg/ml) stimulated growth of Lactococcus lactis by 27%. The growth of other strains was also promoted.

Bioactive compounds cyanobacteria lactic acid bacteria Spirulina platensis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gloria Zulpa de Caire
    • 1
  • José Luis Parada
    • 2
  • María Cristina Zaccaro
    • 1
  • Mónica M. Storni de Cano
    • 1
  1. 1.Biología de Cyanobacterias, Depart. Ciencias Biológicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Microbiología de Alimentos, Depart. Química Orgánica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y NaturalesUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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