Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  0975-4393

ISSN Online :  2349-2988


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Ruminal bacteriocins- An Effective Tool in Preventing Lactic Acidosis in Ruminants

Address:   *K. Ravikumar1 , Suneetha.V1 and J. Thanislass2
1School of Biosciences and Technology, VIT University, Vellore
2Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary Research and Education, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
*Corresponding Author

Rumen is a rich source of anaerobic microbes which are essential for digestion and microbial protein synthesis, there are number of bacteriocins from rumen microbes were identified and studied such as Butrivibriocin OR79, Butrivibriocin AR10, Bovicin 255. Bovicin HC5 isolated from Streptococcus bovis was found to have antibacterial activity for nisin resistant Streptococcus bovis JB1, bovicin Sb15 a Bacteriocin from Streptococcus bovis strain isolated from australian ruminants and shown completely inhibitory to Lactococcus lactis MG1363.Albucin B isolated from culture supernatant of Ruminococcus albus 7 completely inhibited the growth of Ruminococcus flavifaciens, Theses bacreiocins found to be effectively inhibit the growth of lactic acid bacteria so it can be effectively utilized In preventing lactic acidosis In ruminants..
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K. Ravikumar , Suneetha.V, J. Thanislass. Ruminal bacteriocins- An Effective Tool in Preventing Lactic Acidosis in Ruminants. Research J. Science and Tech. 6(4): Oct. - Dec.2014; Page 220-224.
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