Effect of Prebiotics on Lactobacillus acidophilus Growth and Resulting pH Changes in Skim Milk and a Model Peptone System
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kayanush Aryana
Department of Food Science
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: August 06, 2012; Accepted Date: October 09, 2012; Published Date: October 15, 2012
Citation: Olson DW and Aryana KJ (2012) Effect of Prebiotics on Lactobacillus acidophilus Growth and Resulting pH Changes in Skim Milk and a Model Peptone System. J Microb Biochem Technol 4:121-125. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000081
Copyright: © 2012 Olson DW, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Probiotics have been defined as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotics include many different species, especially species of the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. A commonly used probiotic bacterium is L. acidophilus.