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Characterization of Lactobacillus strains isolated from Algerian children faeces for their probiotic properties
Bahri, F. []
Lejeune, Annick mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Chimie et bio-industries > Bio-industries >]
Dubois-Dauphin, R. []
El Mejdoub, Thami mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Centre Wallon de biologie industrielle >]
Boulahrouf, A. []
Thonart, Philippe mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences de la vie > Biochimie et microbiologie industrielles >]
African Journal of Microbiology Research
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[en] Lactic acid bacteria termed probiotics have preventive as well as curative effects on several types of diarrhoea of different aetiologies. The main objective of this study was to screen lactobacilli strains having probiotic traits, isolated from Algerian healthy children faeces on the purpose of using them further in children diarrheal illnesses. One hundred and twenty (120) lactic acid bacteria isolates were selected from faecal samples of healthy Algerian children aged between five and ten years. Gram positive rods and catalase negative bacteria (52 isolates) were screened, in vitro, for their probiotic potential properties including ability to survive in simulated gastro-intestinal conditions, adherence to Caco-2 cells and their antimicrobial activity. The results show that only five strains resisted in simulated gastric juice at pH 1.5 and pepsin. Four of them were resistant to simulated intestinal conditions at pH 8
and pancreatin and have a good adherence. In the end, three of them were retained as they display interesting probiotic profiles characterized by a strong antimicrobial effect against some intestinal pathogenic bacteria. They were identified by 16S rDNA sequencing as Lactobacillus plantarum F12, Lactobacillus brevis G6 and Lactobacillus paracasei B13.

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