A preliminary study of the synbiotic effects of konjac glucomannan hydrolysates (GMH) and lactobacilli on the growth of the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans

Richard Tester, Farage H. Al-Ghazzewi

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to determine the effect of synbiotic combination of lactobacilli with konjac glucomannan hydrolysate (GMH) to reduce Streptococcus mutans growth in vitro with the intention of characterising its efficacy as a new approach for oral hygiene. Strains of Lactobacillus acidophilus and S. mutans were grown individually or in combination in modified Columbia base broth supplemented with 2 per cent GMH. Following incubation, the samples were plated on De Man, Rogosa and Sharpe and Columbia blood agar and growth of both strains was assessed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234 - 237
Number of pages4
JournalNutrition and Food Science
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • microbiology
  • bacteriology
  • lactobacilli
  • Streptococcus mutans

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