lactobacilli lactobacilli

Definition(s):

  • (n) a Gram-positive rod-shaped bacterium that produces lactic acid (especially in milk)

Usage(s):

  1. If fluorine, which lactobacilli detest, is introduced into the enamel while the teeth are being formed, the teeth get permanent protection.
  2. Stephan found that two groups of antagonistic bacteria flourish in saliva: 1) the destructive lactobacilli; 2) harmless germs of the staphylococcus family.

News

  • Newly developed medium may be useful for human health, biofuel production, more

    Texas A&M scientists develop new medium for the cultivation of beneficial bacteria COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M University System scientists from the departments of nutrition and food science and poultry science have developed a new medium for the cultivation of beneficial microorganisms called lactobacilli. A better understanding of lactobacilli metabolism can help improve feed efficiency [...]
    on June 25, 2013     Source: Texas A&M AgNews

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