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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 115-117

Inhibition of bacteria isolated from human sources by dahi filtrates


Dept of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632 004, India

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SY Shin
Dept of Microbiology, Christian Medical College, Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu 632 004
India
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ABSTRACT: Dahi is an integral part of Indian diet. Antibacterial activity of dahi was tested using 12 bacterial isolates. Filtrates of dahi inhibited all intestinal pathogens tested, maximum inhibitory effect was seen on cholera vibrios. pH of the Dahi influenced the killing effect. However, this not the only mechanism for antibacterial activity of dahi.






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