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Table 1 Amylase activity and exopolysaccharides production by L. fermentum

From: Technological properties and probiotic potential of Lactobacillus fermentum strains isolated from West African fermented millet dough

   Clear zone around colonies/slime lengtha
Microbial specie Activity - + ++ +++
L. fermentum (n = 176) Amylase 83.5 16.5 0 0
Exopolysaccharide 14.4 38.4 39.2 8.4
  1. aValues are percentages (%) of the total number (n) of L. fermentum strains
  2. - No clear zone around colony or slime formation observed, + diameter of clear zone or slime length of <1.5 mm, ++ diameter of clear zone or slime length of 1.5 – 3 mm, +++ diameter of clear zone or slime length >3 mm