ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Chinnashanmugam Saravanan and Prathapkumar H. Shetty
1Department of Food Science and Technology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry – 605014, India.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(5):4195-4199
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 11/05/2014 | Accepted: 10/07/2014 | Published: 31/10/2014

Main objective of this work was to examine the antimicrobial activity against the selected food borne pathogens and antibiotic susceptibility of selected microflora isolated from idli batter. Ten representative isolates tested shown the inhibition against all the tested food pathogens, such as, Escherichia coli (6-16mm), Salmonella typhi (10-17mm), Staphylcoccus aureus (6-22mm), Serratia marcescens (6mm), Listeria monocytogens (6-21mm), Bacillus cereus (6mm), Shigella flexnari (6mm and 10mm). The isolates also revealed resistance towards antibiotics such as vancomycin, erythromycin, ciproflaxin and tetracyclin. This work documents the functional characteristics of these selected cultures intended for potential probiotic use.


Idli batter, Antimicrobial activity, LAB, Antibiotics, Probiotics

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