Biochemical Characterization of Lactic Acid Bacteria Isolated from Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus
Lactic acid bacteria were isolated from Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus as probiotic with the use of biochemical characterization method. The investigation revealed that1different species of lactic acid bacteria [LAB] were isolated from the gill, skin and intestine. All the LAB naturally occurred in the three organs examined with the highest percentage of distribution of Lactobacillus fermentum which is 40% each. Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus could be a good source of Lactric Acid Bacteria [LAB] and is a promising probiotic source which could be used in aquaculture farming.