Over the years, there have been several studies published on the health effect of yogurt and the bacteria that companies use to produce yogurt. There have been studies done on animals and humans to investigate the benefits. According to The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “the United States uses lactic acid producing bacteria known as (LAB) which
If you're like many other people (including myself till I started researching this), you might only have a vague idea about what a healthy gut is. You likely know there are bacteria in your gut, that antibiotics destroy those bacteria and that you need to eat yogurt to put those bacteria back. You likely don't know you need to eat special yogurt containing active live cultures to bring bacteria back in your
(Harley, 2011, pp. 102-103) Sucrose and lactose serve as a fermentable carbohydrate sources which promote its growth of fecal forms and provide color change differentiation. (Harley, 2011, p. 104) Therefore, if E. coli is being platted on the EMB, after plate’s incubation period, it should produce a green metallic sheen on the agar due to the bacteria being a strong fermenter. My unknown bacteria tested positive for growth, and agar was fermented reddish burgundy in color. Subsequently, the unknown bacteria was later inoculated with a sterilized loop into the liquid tryptic soy broth and incubated at an appropriate temperature. Its results were used for proper identification of turbidity, spots and flocculation. (BD™ Tryptic Soy Broth (TSB), 2008) The results of the unknown were cloudiness and some settlement on the bottom of the tryptic soy liquid. The next step was conducted to find out if all the bacteria, as well as the unknown culture, required oxygen for growth, varying from an aerobic environment, where bacteria needs oxygen to grow, to facultative anaerobic environment, where bacteria will grow either with or without oxygen but better in its presence. All the bacteria, along with the unknown, were separately inoculated and tested. My unknown culture results tested positive for growth in facultative anaerobic environment. In the next sequence of lab experiments, the results of unknown bacteria were determined by glucose fermentation,
Probiotics are the good and 'friendly' bacteria that can have many health benefits. These health benefits include aiding in a better immune system with patients who suffer from irritable bowel diseases or syndromes such as crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.Probiotics assist in digesting dairy products for those with lactose intolerance (Duvauchelle 1). They also give a balance to those who have to take antibiotics and helps relieve with side effects such as gas and cramping("Probiotics Symptoms, Causes, Treatment” 2). Vitamin A,Vitamin K,calcium,potassium, and protein are a list of many supplements provided in probiotics (Jerkunica,Bailey,and Gall 1). Probiotics play one of the biggest roles in the immune's response system
Abstract – Yogurt is a product of lactic acid and lactose. In order to produce yogurt, milk is pasteurized (at 45 degrees Celsius) and the inoculum is added followed by incubation. Over a period of 7 days, yoghurt fermentation was attempted using lactobacillus cultures. A liter of milk was supplied and plain yoghurt was used as a starter culture as it contains the necessary bacteria to ferment lactose and produce lactic acid. The milk was added to a flask: then boiled, cooled and inoculated. The milk was incubated for a week and all the while the milk was tested for changes in pH, density, mass and physical changes. The values obtained were then used to determine the growth kinetics of Lactobacillus bulgaricus.
An unknown bacterium was handed out by Dr. Honer. The appropriate tests were prepared and applied. The first procedure that was done was the gram stain. Under a microscope, if the gram stain is purple, the bacterium is gram positive, if the stain is red, it is gram negative. The next test was the fermentation tests for glucose, sucrose and
The purpose of this lab was to identify two unknown bacteria cultures using various differential tests. The identification of these unknown cultures was accomplished by separating and differentiating possible bacteria based on specific biochemical characteristics. Whether the tests performed identified specific enzymatic reactions or metabolic pathways, each was used in a way to help recognize those specifics and identify the unknown cultures. The differential tests used to identify the unknown cultures were oxidase, catalase, lactose and sucrose fermentation, Kugler/iron agar, nitrate reduction, gelatin hydrolysis, starch hydrolysis, manitol salt, MR-VP, citrate, bile esculin,
Healthy yogurt brands do exist, but the flavored variety are typically best avoided. Not only do many companies use artificial colors to make these yogurts looking fruitier, but they are also loaded with sugar and carbohydrates. Since these yogurts also tend to be very low in protein there is nothing to balance out the high concentrations of sugar and make you feel full. Rather choose plain or Greek yogurts for more protein and less harmful ingredients.
5) One final test was run on the sample and that was the EMB test. Results of this test showed little to no growth on the EMB plate while the color of the colony (although barely visible) remained the same color as the agar. This test is selective for gram negative bacteria but inhibits the growth of gram positives. It also is differential in that it can test whether a bacteria can ferment lactose. Due to the fact that there was virtually no growth (a very faint haze) and no color change of the agar, the sample can be said to be gram
Live Lactobacillus casei Shirota strain, cultured and tested in our laboratory, is added to the tank. The temperature of the tank is then reduced until the contents are at 37°C (body temperature). The solution is allowed to ferment in the tank for 6-9 days or until the numbers of Lactobacillus casei bacteria reach their ideal concentration.
Introduction: Through the conduction of numerous experiments, the identity of two bacterial isolates was determined. The tested specimen was an unknown sample of a mixed culture of two different species of bacteria. The first step that was taken was obtaining a pure culture of each species of bacteria by isolating one species from the other. Once isolation was complete, the isolated cultures were tested using procedures that had been performed during previous lab sessions. A gram stain was performed on the two isolates. The isolate which had tested gram negative was then tested for the presence of cytochrome C and lactose fermentation. For the gram positive isolate, cell shape was determined and a catalase test was performed.
2. Introduction: Each student was given unknown bacteria and was instructed to perform a variety of experimental tests that would help to identify their bacteria. During the process of identification, the unknown bacteria was added to many different testing medias using aseptic technique. They are as follows: lactose fermentation on eosin methylene blue (EMB), TSI (Triple Sugar Iron agar), Phenol red sucrose, the SIM test, H2S by SIM, IMViC (indole, motility, voges-proskauer, and citrate), Urease (urea broth), PDase (Phenylalanine Deaminase), Lysine Decarboxylase, and Ornithine Decarboxylase. Colonial morphology on EMB was used to
This mechanism of diversity caused by many flora inside the digestive track of humans are beneficial because it helps with the digestion of a more diverse product. Even if the probiotic does not help with digestion some other
This is because in this perfect amount of milk, there are tons of protein, carbohydrates, probiotics, healthy fats, and antibodies. All of these and more work together to help the immune system more easily fight off infections and prevent diseases. Such are ear infections, diabetes, asthma, respiratory infections and digestive issues. These benefits start from infancy and continue into adulthood.