Pediococcus acidilactici PA-501
Pediococcus acidilactici is a species of gram positive coccus that is often found in pairs or tetrads. Pediococcus acidilactici is a homo-fermentative bacterium that can grow in a wide range of pH, temperature and osmotic pressure, therefore being able to colonize the digestive tract. Pediococci exert antagonism against other microorganisms, including enteric pathogens, Primarily through the production of lactic acid and secretion of bacteriocins known as pediocins.
Benefits of Pediococcus acidilactici:
1. Increases the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR)
2. Used as silage inoculant
3. Ability to grow at a broad range of pH and temperature
4. Helps as immune modulator