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Table 4 Functional properties of selected LAB strains

From: Aggrandizement of fermented cucumber through the action of autochthonous probiotic cum starter strains of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus

Strain code Diameter of inhibition zone (mm)* Deconjugation of bile saltsɷ Decarboxylation of phenolics ɣ
S. p S. a E. c B. c P. a C. f TGC TC TDC Tann Gall
NPL 1258 +++ +++ +++ ++ ++ ++ + + + + +
NPL 1259 ++ ++ ++ ++ +++ ++ + + - + +
NPL 1264 +++ ++ +++ ++ +++ ++ + + - + +
NPL 1277 ++ ++ +++ ++ ++ ++ - + - + +
NPL 1279 +++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + + - + +
NPL 1280 + + +++ + + + + + - + +
NPL 1284 +++ +++ +++ ++ ++ ++ + + + + +
NPL 1286 ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + + - + +
NPL 1291 + + ++ ++ + ++ + + - + +
NPL 1306 ++ +++ ++ ++ +++ ++ + + - + +
ATCC 8014 ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ + + - + +
  1. S. p, Streptococcus pyogenes ATCC 19615; S. a, Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 25923, E. c, Escherichia coli ATCC 25922; B. c, Bacillus cereus ATCC 11778; P. a. Pseudomonas aeruginosa ATCC 15442; C. f. Citrobacter freundii ATCC 8090
  2. * (+) weak (< 10 mm), (++) intermediate (10–20 mm), (+++) strong (< 20 mm), (−) no zone
  3. ɷ TGC, tauroglycocholate; TC, sodium taurocholate; TDC, sodium taurodeoxycholate; DC, sodium deoxycholate
  4. ɣ (+) present, (-) absent. Results are means of three independent experiments with three repetitions ± SD (n = 3)