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dc.contributor.advisorMustapha, Azlineng
dc.contributor.authorTorres-Medina, Marieliseng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 6, 2009).eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Azlin Mustapha.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008.eng
dc.description.abstractProbiotics are living microorganisms that help regulate the gastrointestinal tract. The aim of this project was to investigate the benefits of probiotics and their inhibitory effect on Listeria monocytogenes EGD. Three groups of mice were fed for two weeks with three different diets made out of soy protein bar, Control diet with no probiotic, ADH diet with Lactobacillus acidophilus ADH, and B6 diet with Bifidobacterium animalis B6. Each group was subdivided into two different groups, one of them was challenged with the pathogen and the other group was not (control group). After 14 days of feeding, the mice were challenged intragastrically with 1̃08 CFU/ml L. monocytogenes EGD. At day 3 post-infection, the colon and cecum were tested for probiotic concentration; the spleen and liver were tested for the presence of L. monocytogenes. A reduction of the pathogen was achieved for one or both treatments for all the replications. In addition, collected evidence showed that the probiotics colonized the colon and the cecum with concentrations of 1̃07 CFU. According to our results we believe that the probiotic supplemented soy protein bar holds promise to prevent listeriosis.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.merlinb71547319eng
dc.identifier.oclc449758544eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5770eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5770
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshProbioticseng
dc.subject.lcshSoy proteinseng
dc.subject.lcshListeria monocytogeneseng
dc.subject.lcshLactobacilluseng
dc.subject.lcshBifidobacteriumeng
dc.titleProbiotic-supplemented soy bar effects on resistance to infection by listeria monocytogeneseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineFood science (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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