Carbohydrate Utilization Profiles of Lactobacillus Isolates from Marine Waters of Bay of Bengal near Krishnapatnam Port, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh
Ten different Lactobacillus isolates were isolated from marine waters using MRS medium. On MRS broth all the isolates showed uniform growth. All the isolates were Gram +ve, rod shaped bacteria, homofermtative, with creamy smooth round colonies on MRS agar medium. They were Oxidase and Indole negative. Some of the strains are catalase positive. The carbohydrate utilization profile are strain specific. All the isolated strains were unable to utilize Arabinose.