Selective comparability and physiological studies of lactic acid bacteria protease and Calotropis procera (linn) extracts

Abiodun O Akinkugbe & Abiodun A Onilude
The West African soft cheese (wara) is traditionally produced using latex extracts of the leaves of Calotropis procera. Even though no death has been apparently traced to it, the extract is said to be poisonous causing death by paralysis of the heart. This project, therefore, aims at obtaining an alternative (in this case lactic acid bacteria protease) to the latex extract of C. procera in order to rule out possible poisoning effect. The physiological characteristics...