Safety Assessment of Orally Isolated Streptococcus Salivarius through Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing
Streptococcus salivarius can be used as a probiotic for the treatment of strep throat infections by preventing the growth of harmful pathogens within the oral cavity. Selective pressure of treatment caused the development of resistant bacterial strains. The safety assessment of the oral consumption of S. salivarius by humans can be determined by antibiotic susceptibility testing. The reference strains used for this study are Streptococcus salivarius K12 and Streptococcus salivarius subsp. salivarius (ATCC13419) besides the four new strains of Streptococcus salivarius, studied through comparative analysis. The potential benefits to the oral microflora of these four new strain (S. salivarius TUCC 1251, TUCC 1253, TUCC 1254, TUCC 1255) have initiated the preliminary safety assessment through antibiotic susceptibility tests. Keywords - Streptococcus Salivarius, Antibiotic Susceptibility, Probiotic, Oral Health.