Preliminary Studies on Probiotic Properties of Bacterial Isolates from Natural Food Samples

  • Hasmukh A. Modi Department of Life Sciences, Gujarat University, School of Sciences, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
  • Pranali R. Chavan Department of Life Sciences, Gujarat University, School of Sciences, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
  • Edwin A. Pithawala Department of Life Sciences, Gujarat University, School of Sciences, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
  • Nayan K. Jain Department of Life Sciences, Gujarat University, School of Sciences, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad
Keywords: Probiotics, Curd, Cucumber, Soy milk


The objective of this study was to characterize probiotic bacteria isolated from natural food samples viz. curd, cucumber and soy milk, focusing on their safety, antimicrobial, and probiotic properties. A total of seven isolates of bacillus was selected from 12 species of bacteria isolated from natural sources and were screened to study their probiotic properties.


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