FoodTech: an effort to boost “smart-feeds” in the livestock industry.
We are proud to share the contributions to the Scientific Research Project on the Evaluation of Adhesive Characteristics of L. plantarum and L. reuteri Isolated from Weaned Piglets
This project focuses on the analysis of adhesive characteristics in strains of Limosilactobacillus reuteri and Lactiplantibacillus plantarum isolated from weaned piglets. These strains were treated with LiCl to remove the surface protein, and their probiotic activity was compared to untreated strains. The results demonstrate that LiCl treatment significantly reduced autoaggregation, coaggregation with E. coli F18+, and adhesive capabilities of these strains compared to untreated ones. Furthermore, strong hydrophobicity and a tendency to be basic were observed due to their affinity to chloroform and low adherence to ethyl acetate. These findings suggest that surface proteins play a crucial role in the probiotic properties of L. reuteri and L. plantarum, particularly in intestinal adhesion. The study also provides insights into the surface protein structure of these two probiotic bacterial strains.
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