Biological Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Feb  2018, Pages 9-18; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Production and Immobilization of Lactobacillus Acidophilus on Fruit Wastes Containing Media as Probiotics

Biological Sciences, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Feb  2018, Pages 9-18.

DOI: 10.31058/

Dr. Ashwini A. Waoo 1* , Shubhangi Dixit 1

1 Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, AKS University, Satna, India

Received: 31 December 2017; Accepted: 25 January 2018; Published: 15 March 2018

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The exponentially increasing world population creates the challenge of providing adequate food sources. Specially, protein deficiency poses a problem since essential amino acids cannot be replaced by anything. The threat of rising protein deficiency diseases was becoming a disaster for humans. It is essential to do some efforts to explore alternative and unconventional sources proteins from human beings and animals. Recently, the attention had drawn to exploit microorganisms directly as new source of food and feed in the form of dried cells, terms as Single Cell Protein (SCP). On the other hand, there is a great monster of waste, engulfing the whole world at an over increasing rate. Organic wastes such as vegetable and fruit residues management are also a major threat area of research concern. It is imperative to use these waste cheap substrates for culturing microbes as a source of SCP. Present research focused on attempting, production of SCP/Probiotics by Lactobacillus acidophilus. They were grown in medium containing 5g/l (NH2)2SO4, 1g/l MgSO4.7H2O, 0.5g/l NaCl, 0.1g/l CaCl2 and fruit waste as a carbon source and incubated for 7 days. The fruit wastes of Orange and Pomegranate were used as an additional supplementary element in production medium. An immobilization approach was used to store the biomass produced.


Lactobacillus, Organic Waste, Population, Protein Deficiency, SCP


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