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Seleksi Galur-Galur Leuconostoc yang Mempunyai Aktivitas Bakteriostatin Terhadap Berbagai Bakteri Indikator

Agustina Retnaningsih , Amarila Malik , Maksum Radji



Lactid Acid Bacteria (LAB) are known to produce bacteriocins which have antimicrobi-

al activity, and possessed to be developed as antibiotic complement. This study aimed to

characterize bacteriocins activity from Leuconostoc strains isolated previously from local

sources, and to optimize pH and incubation temperature as well. A well diffusion agar

assay for zone inhibition method and bacteriocin potency assay performing minimum in-

hibition concentration (MIC) have been done. Bacterial indicators used in this study are

Leu. mesenteroides TISTR 120, and JCM 6124, Staphylococcus aureus FNCC 0047, Lis-

teria monocytogenes FNCC 0156, Escherichia coli FNCC 0183, Pseudomonas aeruginosa

FNCC 0063, Salmonella typhi FNCC 0165 and Bacillus subtilis FNCC 0061. Catalase,

Trypsin and Protease K were also used for confirmation test. Results revealed that both

Leu. mesenteroides MBF2-5 and MBF7-17 possessed bacteriocin activity although against

Leu. mesenteroides TISTR 120 and JCM 6124 indicators strains. The optimum pH for

bacteriocin potency assay for both Leuconostoc strains MBF2-5 and MBF7-17 was pH 6,

whereas the optimum incubation temperature was 32 oc with MIC value of 90% and 80%,


Keywords: Bacteriocin, lactic acid bacteria, Leuconostoc mesenteroides, MIC

Keywords: bacteriocin; lactic acid bacteria; Leuconostoc mesenteroides; MIC

Published at: Vol 9, No 2 (2012) pages: 110-120

DOI: 10.7454/psr.v9i2.3357

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