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Table 3 Antagonistic activity of 16 L. fermentum strains against selected pathogens

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

Bacteria strain aAntagonistic activity
L. monocytogenes NCTC 10527 Sta. aureus ATCC 1448
L. fermentum 6–6 - -
L. fermentum f-7 - -
L. fermentum 10–9 ++ ++
L. fermentum f-29 - -
L. fermentum 12-18A - -
L. fermentum 12-19A - -
L. fermentum 12-20A - -
L. fermentum 4–20 + ++
L. fermentum 2–15 - -
L. fermentum 0–17 ++ ++
L. fermentum 8–10 - -
L. fermentum 0-25A - -
L. fermentum f-5A - -
L. fermentum 8-5A - -
L. fermentum 8–28 - -
L. fermentum 4–30 + ++
  1. aAntagonistic activity was measure as diameter of inhibition zone as follows: (−) = < 1 mm, (+) = 1-2 mm, (++) = 3-4 mm, (+++) = > 4 mm. No antagonistic activity was observed towards others strains E. coli O157 882364 and S. enteritidis ATCC 13076