The Antimicrobial Activity of Lactobacillus Acidophilus Against Intestinal and Foodborne Pathogens


In this study, isolated of Lactobacillus acidophilus were evaluated for their anti-pathogenic bacterial activity. The antibacterial activity of the three isolated against intestinal and food borne pathogenic bacteria in vitro was determined by Well's Diffusion method, a total of three isolates of Lactobacillus acidophilus isolated from ten different brands of traditional yoghurts showed a various antibacterial activity against tested pathogenic bacterium, Cronobacter sakazakii isolated from stool samples was more sensitive to the inhibition(23mm)inhibtion zone than were Helicobacter pylori that isolated from stool samples (16mm) inhibtion zone and Clostridium perfringens that isolated from stool samples (15mm). These results may provide a basis for support therapies for the treatment of intestinal and foodborne pathogens.