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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2019; 7(1): 102-106         |                   Available online, March 30, 2019

Assessment of increase in probiotic potential of Lactobacillus strains fortified with Aloe vera


Pavitra Sharma1, Anuradha Singh2 and Nupur Mathur2

 

1Research Scholar, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, India

2Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Rajasthan, India

 

Received : 23.01.2019   |   Accepted : 15.02.2019    |    Published : 30.03.2019

Lactobacilli strains are used in probiotic food items because they are associated with health benefits. Aloe vera is fortified with many health benefits, to name a few   antitumor, antidiabetic, healing wounds and burns, treatment of ulcers and antimicrobial properties. In this study, four Lactobacillus strains L.casei, L.acidophilus, L.delbrucekie, B.bifidium and their consortia C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, and C8 were fortified with Aloe vera. Tolerance to different temperature 25 0C, 370 C and 650 C were assessed in presence and absence of Aloe vera and it was observed that survival rate increased in presence of Aloe vera. Tolerance to different salt level 2%, 4% and 6.5% were also assessed in presence and absence of Aloe vera and it was observed that some bacterial strains survived at 2% salt concentration, all at 4% salt concentration and few at 6.5% salt concentration and in presence of Aloe vera tolerance percentage was increased. Tolerance of lactic acid bacteria for different pH levels 4, 6.5, 8 and 9 in presence and absence of Aloe vera were assessed, it was observed that survival rate of cultures were good at pH 4, moderate at pH 6.5,  less at  pH 8 and very less at pH 9 in presence of Aloe vera wheareas  in absence survival rate decreased. This study helps in assessment of increase in number of probiotic bacteria in presence of Aloe vera.


Keywords: - Antitumor, Antidiabetic, probiotic.

 

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Editor: Dr.Arvind Chavhan

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Cite this article as:

Pavitra Sharma, Anuradha Singh and Nupur Mathur (2019) Assessment of increase in probiotic potential of Lactobacillus strains fortified with Aloe vera, Int. J. of. Life Sciences, Volume 7(1): 102-106. 

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Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.

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Copyright: © 2019 | Author(s), This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial - No Derives License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.

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