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Title: Effects of encapsulation on the viability of probiotic strains exposed to lethal conditions
Author: Borges, Sandra
Barbosa, Joana
Camilo, Rute
Carvalheira, Ana
Silva, Joana
Sousa, Sérgio
Gomes, Ana M.
Pintado, Maria M.
Silva, José P.
Costa, Paulo
Amaral, Maria H.
Teixeira, Paula
Freitas, Ana C.
Keywords: Alginate
Lethal conditions
Probiotic bacteria
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Institute of Food Science and Technology
Abstract: The effect of microencapsulation on the viability of Lactobacillus casei, L. paracasei, L. acidophilus Ki and Bifidobacterium animalis BB-12 during exposure to lethal conditions (25% NaCl, pH 3.0 and 55–60 C) was evaluated. Results demonstrated that survival of probiotic strains to the imposed lethal stress conditions was strain dependent. With the exception of exposure to 25% (w⁄v) NaCl, L. acidophilus Ki (free and encapsulated cells) demonstrated the highest survival rates through exposure to lethal conditions of temperature and pH. For this probiotic strain exposed to heat, microencapsulated cells expressed a higher heat tolerance at 55 C than free cells. For the other tested bacteria, in general, encapsulation had no positive effect on survival through the tested lethal conditions.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2011.02855.x
ISSN: 0950-5423
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