Twenty one samples of milk and milk products like milk, curd, paneer etc. were screened for presence of lipolytic bacteria and fungi by enrichment culture on Tributyrin agar medium. Of the hundred isolates only seven bacterial strains showed significant lipolytic activity. These isolates were purified and maintained on agar slant for further work. Study suggests that consumption of milk and milk products may be beneficial for lowering serum cholesterol levels in the body. Further these lipolytic stains can be used to produce lipase for industrial and pharmaceutical use.
Milk and Dairy Samples, Lipolytic activity, Enrichment, Lipase
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