Lactic acid bacteria from tiger grouper
What is it about?
Lactic acid bacteria has been used as probiotic in aquaculture, mainly to prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria. We have isolated the group of bacteria from the alimentary tract of tiger grouper (Epinephelus fuscoguttatus). Three isolates had also been evaluated for their probiotic properties. However, this research aimed to characterize the bacteria phenotypely and genotypely.
Why is it important?
We investigated that the species of lactic acid bacteria that we studied in this research was Enterococcus hirae. This finding informs the researchers and aquaculturists that many species of lactic acid bacteria can also play important role as probiotic, including Enterococcus hirae.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr. Muhammad Fauzi, Professor Zainal A. Muchlisin, and Nursyirwani Nursyirwani