Type

Journal Article

Authors

Paul D. Cotter
Colin Hill
R Paul Ross
Paula M. O'Connor

Subjects

Agriculture & Food Science

Topics
probiotic cultures bioengineering lactic acid bacteria recent developments food safety genome mining food pathogens bacteriocins

Antimicrobial antagonists against food pathogens; a bacteriocin perspective (2015)

Abstract Efforts are continuing to find novel bacteriocins with enhanced specificity and potency. Traditional plating techniques are still being used for bacteriocin screening studies, however, the availability of ever more bacterial genome sequences and the use of in silico gene mining tools have revealed novel bacteriocin gene clusters that would otherwise have been overlooked. Furthermore, synthetic biology and bioengineering-based approaches are allowing scientists to harness existing and novel bacteriocin gene clusters through expression in different hosts and by enhancing functionalities. The same principles apply to bacteriocin producing probiotic cultures and their application to control pathogens in the gut. We can expect that the recent developments on bacteriocins from Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) described here will contribute greatly to increased commercialisation of bacteriocins in food systems.
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Full list of authors on original publication

Paul D. Cotter, Colin Hill, R Paul Ross, Paula M. O'Connor

Experts in our system

1
Paul D. Cotter
Teagasc
Total Publications: 253
 
2
Colin Hill
University College Cork
Total Publications: 351
 
3
R Paul Ross
Teagasc
Total Publications: 441
 
4
Paula M. O'Connor
Teagasc
Total Publications: 85