The ability of selected lactic acid bacteria to inhibit the growth of rope-forming Bacillus strains in laboratory experiments and in wheat bread was investigated. Growth of Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus licheniformis was inhibited by Lactobacillus plantarum VTT E-78076 and Pediococcus pentosaceus VTT E-90390 in an automated turbidometry assay and in test bakings. Rope spoilage of wheat bread was inhibited by adding 20-30 g of sourdough/100 g of wheat dough if the sourdough was fermented with Lactobacillus plantarum VTT E-78076, Pediococcus pentosaceus VTT E-90390 or Lactobacillus brevis (commercial starter culture) and the pH values of sourdoughs were adjusted below 4.0 and the amount of total titratable acidity value was >12. Addition of lactic acid alone in concentrations comparable with those formed in sourdoughs did not prevent rope spoilage. Copyright 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd.
|Journal||LWT - Food Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- rope spoilage
- Bacillus subtililis
- Bacillus licheniformis
- antimicrobial activity