Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have gained particular attention among different exopolysaccharide-producing microorganisms due to their safety status and effects on human health and food production. Exopolysaccharide-producing LAB play a crucial role in different ways, such as improving texture, mouthfeel, controlling viscosity, and for low-calorie food production. In this study, we isolated a mul-tifunctional strain with good exopolysaccharide production properties. Limosilactobacillus fermentum ING8 was isolated from an Indian traditional fermented milk (Dahi) and evaluated for its safety, enzymatic activity, NaCl resistance and temperature tolerance, milk coagulation, and storage stability. Finally, the complete genome of this strain was sequenced and subjected to safety in silico evaluation and genomic analysis. The results revealed that L. fermentum ING8 possesses relevant technological properties, such as exopolysaccharide production, antimicrobial activity, and galactose utilization. Besides, this strain showed very high stability to storage conditions at refrigeration temperature. In addition, the genomic analysis did not evidence any possible deleterious elements, such as acquired antibiotic resistance genes, virulence genes, or hemolysis-related genes. However, all structural genes related to the galactose operon and EPS production were detected. Therefore, L. fermentum ING8 can be considered a promising multifunctional bacterium to be proposed as non-starter in different types of dairy productions.

Limosilactobacillus fermentum ING8, a Potential Multifunctional Non-Starter Strain with Relevant Technological Properties and Antimicrobial Activity

Pakroo S.;Tarrah A.;Takur R.;Wu M.;Corich V.;Giacomini A.
Supervision
2022

Abstract

Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) have gained particular attention among different exopolysaccharide-producing microorganisms due to their safety status and effects on human health and food production. Exopolysaccharide-producing LAB play a crucial role in different ways, such as improving texture, mouthfeel, controlling viscosity, and for low-calorie food production. In this study, we isolated a mul-tifunctional strain with good exopolysaccharide production properties. Limosilactobacillus fermentum ING8 was isolated from an Indian traditional fermented milk (Dahi) and evaluated for its safety, enzymatic activity, NaCl resistance and temperature tolerance, milk coagulation, and storage stability. Finally, the complete genome of this strain was sequenced and subjected to safety in silico evaluation and genomic analysis. The results revealed that L. fermentum ING8 possesses relevant technological properties, such as exopolysaccharide production, antimicrobial activity, and galactose utilization. Besides, this strain showed very high stability to storage conditions at refrigeration temperature. In addition, the genomic analysis did not evidence any possible deleterious elements, such as acquired antibiotic resistance genes, virulence genes, or hemolysis-related genes. However, all structural genes related to the galactose operon and EPS production were detected. Therefore, L. fermentum ING8 can be considered a promising multifunctional bacterium to be proposed as non-starter in different types of dairy productions.
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