Production of Bifidogenic Growth Stimulator by Co-cultivation of Propionibacterium shermanii and Lactobacillus Strain Using Lactose as a Carbon Source
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Production of a bifidogenic growth stimulator (BGS) by propionibacterial strains was investigated using lactic acid as a carbon source. The maximum concentration (1.9 mg/L) of BGS was obtained in the mono-cultivation of <I>Propionibacterium shermanii</I> using 20 g/L of lactic acid. The co-cultivation, in which lactose was gradually converted only to lactic acid by a homo-fermentative lactic acid bacterium and subsequently the lactic acid was used as a carbon source for BGS production by <I>P. shermanii</I>, resulted in the successful BGS production. The BGS concentration obtained in the co-cultivations of <I>P. shermanii</I> and <I>Lactobacillus casei</I> or <I>P. shermanii</I> and <I>Lactobacillus</I> <I>bulgaricus</I> was 1.8 or 6.4 mg/L, respectively.
- JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING OF JAPAN 41(6), 492-496, 2008-06-01
The Society of Chemical Engineers, Japan