Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2008, 56, 39-44

https://doi.org/10.11118/actaun200856020039
Published online 2014-11-14

Monitoring of probiotic bacterial cells Lactobacillus casei in dry fermented sausages

Radka Burdychová, P. Hoferková

Ústav technologie potravin, Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

Combination of microbiology cultivation methods and methods of molecular biology is the best way how to achieve correct qualitative and quantitative probiotic analysis. The aim of this study was mo­ni­to­ring of amounts of different starter bacteria supplemented with probiotic bacterial cells Lactobacillus casei (Chr. Hansen) during fermentation and ripening of fermented sausages. Two starter cultures, one consisted of Pediococcus pentosaceus and Staphylococcus xylosus, the second of Pediococcus pentosaceus and Staphylococcus carnosus, were used for the production of sausages. As a detection method of starter and probiotic cell counts, the cultivation on MRS –IM – sorbitol agar was used. Furthermore, the confirmation of L. casei was carried out using species specific PCR. The counts of probiotic L. casei in both probiotic sausages were 106/g and stayed at this level during the whole ripening period (100 days). The counts of starter bacteria were 107/g after the 7 days of fermentation and stayed at this level during the whole fermentation period. PCR from one bacterial colony confirmed the identity of L. casei in 80% of analysed colonies.

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