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Estimation of vaginal probiotic lactobacilli growth parameters with the application of the Gompertz model.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11888167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lactobacilli are widely described as probiotic microorganisms used to restore the ecological balance of different animal or human tracts. For their use as probiotics, bacteria must show certain characteristics or properties related to the ability of adherence to mucosae or epithelia or show inhibition against pathogenic microorganisms. It is of primary interest to obtain the highest biomass and viability of the selected microorganisms. In this report, the growth of seven vaginal lactobacilli strains in four different growth media and at several inoculum percentages was compared, and the values of growth parameters (lag phase time, maximum growth rate, maximum optical density) were obtained by applying the Gompertz model to the experimental data. The application and estimation of this model is discussed, and the evaluation of the growth parameters is analyzed to compare the growth conditions of lactobacilli. Thus, these results in lab experiments provide a basis for testing different culture conditions to determine the best conditions in which to grow the probiotic lactobacilli for technological applications.
TomásMaríaSilvina Juárez; LabandaElenaBru de; RuizHolgadoAidaPesce de; María Elena Nader-Macías
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of microbiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0008-4166     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-12     Completed Date:  2002-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372707     Medline TA:  Can J Microbiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteriological Techniques
Culture Media
Lactobacillus / classification,  growth & development*
Models, Biological
Vagina / microbiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Culture Media

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