Table 4

Antagonistic activity of L. delbrueckii DSM 20074 and L. plantarum MB 456 cell suspensions (106 CFU/ml) against coliforms isolated from colicky infants

Coliform strains

Average diameter of the inhibition halo in mm (average ± SD)

L. delbrueckii DSM 20074

L. plantarum MB 456


E. coli CG 15b

10.23 ± 1.29

8.33 ± 0.89

K. oxytoca GC Y

9.75 ± 1.06

7.75 ± 0.76

K. pneumoniae CG 23a

9.83 ± 1.04

9.83 ± 0.64

E. faecalis GC W

10.16 ± 0.76

8.16 ± 0.56

E. aerogenes GC K

10.25 ± 0.65

7.25 ± 0.25

E. cloacae CG 6a

10.25 ± 0.35

7.05 ± 0.35


It has been expressed as average diameter of inhibition halos obtained on LB agar plates inoculated with each of the selected coliform strains

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