Lactobacillus pentosus for Animal Nutrition. Review article.

  • Florentino Uña Izquierdo Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
  • Ileana Sánchez Ortíz Center of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Camagüey, Cuba.
  • Redimio Pedraza Olivera Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
  • Amilcar Arenal Cruz Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz University of Camaguey, Cuba.
Palabras clave: meat production, bacteriocins, biosurfactants, probiotic


The aim of this review was to assess the role of Lactobacillus pentosus in feeds.  Several journals  of  poultry pro-duction, and others associated with animal production in general, were consulted. The main indicator was Lactobacillus. It was found that L. pentosus is a versatile species found in a variety of  environmental niches; it plays a signif-icant  role during  preparation of many fermented foods, as well as  in  secreting  various antimicrobial  substances, and it  contributes  to reduce  environmental pollution. Little research has beed done on  L. pentosus  role  in agricultural production of meat and poultry.


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