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An overview of lactic acid bacteria

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Author(s): Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

Journal: International Journal of Biosciences
ISSN 2220-6655

Volume: 1;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Antimicrobial compound | fermentation | lactic acid bacteria (LAB).

ABSTRACT
Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) are renowned for the potential of producing antimicrobial compound and other value added products. Undeniable to concern these probiotic has contributed to the importance of human life. Deserving an attention for its capabilities, this paper will discuss on the general description of lactic acid bacteria, genetics, metabolism and its application to the industries.

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