Forday Wayne Lee fwl at titan.np.ac.sg
Thu Mar 21 04:39:18 EST 1996

In article <4i1nn9$4g9 at news.tamu.edu>, richard <richardz at cy-net.net> wrote:
:>In article <jcherwon.108.001032FA at dres.dnd.ca>, jcherwon at dres.dnd.ca (John Cherwonogrodzky) says:
:>>Dear Richard:
:>>     I'm puzzled. Why in the world would you want to micro-encapsulate 
:>>gram-positive bacteria and why would you want them to be viable? 
:>I'm not the Richard who asked the question about microencapsulation, but
:>there are some real world sensible reasons to  microencapsulate viable 
:>Something called competetive exclusion is in vogue in the poultry industry
:>and it involves giving poultry exposure to viable cultures of normal gut
:>microflora at a very early age; firt meal or first drink. Microencapsulation
:>would be potentially useful as a means for storing and delivering these
:>Having said that, I would also like to know why the other Richard is
:>interested in this process.  

On a similar note, I am looking for ways to

1.	Dry Lactobacillus cultures with a minimum of loss in cell viability
2.	Formulate a Lactobacillus mix to pass through the gut.

Seems to be a lack of info on this topic.

Wayne Lee Forday, Biotechnology Department 
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 
fwl at np.ac.sg

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