- Institution: University of the Basque Country (EHU)
- Department/Service: Applied Chemistry (microbiology section), Faculty of Chemistry
Avda. Manuel de Lardizábal, 3
20018, San Sebastián (Guipúzcoa)
- Web: https://www.ehu.eus/es/web/quimicaaplicada/home
María Teresa Dueñas Chasco
Phone number: (+34) 943018170
Microbial group/s: Bacteria
Total number of strains: 80
Taxa (number of strains):
Pediococcus parvulus producers of a characteristic (1,3)-β-glucano (36)
Pediococcus ethanolidurans (1)
Lactobacillus diolivorans (17)
Lactobacillus collinoides (15)
Lactobacillus suebicus (6)
Lactobacillus sicerae (2)
Lactobacillus mali (1)
Oenococcus oeni (1)
Leuconostoc carnosum (1)
Isolation source/Origin: Apple must, natural cider from the province of Guipúzcoa, and altered meat product.
Preservation method: Glycerol -80 °C
Information management: Excel table with indication of the year of isolation and biotechnological characteristics
Characterization level:Identification and characterization at different levels
lactic acid bacteria, exopolysaccharide, cider, biotechnological characterization
-Characterization of lactic acid bacteria isolated from alcoholic beverages.
-Exopolysaccharides produced by lactic acid bacteria.
Some lactic acid bacteria produce and secrete polysaccharides into the environment (exopolysaccharides, EPS). In this line of work, a physical-chemical characterization of biopolymers is carried out, as well as the analysis of their potential health benefits, such as prebiotic and immunomodulatory properties.
-Functional characterization of lactic bacteria producing exopolysaccharides.
-The usefulness of EPS-producing lactic acid bacteria in the development of new foods with functional characteristics, such as dairy products, cereals or fruits, is examined. The probiotic properties of bacteria are evaluated.