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Modulation of the human gut microflora towards improved health using prebiotics--assessment of efficacy.
There is increasing awareness that the human gut microflora plays a critical role in maintaining host health, both within the gastrointestinal tract and, through the absorption of metabolites,Expand
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Comparison of the anaerobic microbiota of deep-water Geodia spp. and sandy sediments in the Straits of Florida
Marine sediments and sponges may show steep variations in redox potential, providing niches for both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. Geodia spp. and sediment specimens from the Straits ofExpand
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A two‐stage continuous culture system to study the effect of supplemental α‐lactalbumin and glycomacropeptide on mixed cultures of human gut bacteria challenged with enteropathogenic Escherichia coli
Aims: Certain milk factors may promote the growth of a gastrointestinal microflora predominated by bifidobacteria and may aid in overcoming enteric infections. This may explain why breast‐fed infantsExpand
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Diversity of the Bacterial Communities Associated with the Azooxanthellate Deep Water Octocorals Leptogorgia minimata, Iciligorgia schrammi, and Swiftia exertia
This study examined the microbiota associated with the marine azooxanthellate octocorals Leptogorgia minimata, Swiftia exertia, and Iciligorgia schrammi collected from moderate depths (45 m).Expand
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rRNA Probes Used to Quantify the Effects of Glycomacropeptide and &agr;-Lactalbumin Supplementation on the Predominant Groups of Intestinal Bacteria of Infant Rhesus Monkeys Challenged with
Objectives Certain milk factors may help to promote the growth of a host-friendly colonic microflora (e.g. bifidobacteria, lactobacilli) and explain why breast-fed infants experience fewer and milderExpand
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Identification of the bacterial symbiont Entotheonella sp. in the mesohyl of the marine sponge Discodermia sp.
The lithistid sponge Discodermia dissoluta (family Theonellidae), is found in deep-waters throughout the Caribbean sea and is the source of discodermolide, a natural product with potential anticancerExpand
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Use of batch culture and a two-stage continuous culture system to study the effect of supplemental alpha-lactalbumin and glycomacropeptide on mixed populations of human gut bacteria.
Certain milk factors can promote the growth of a host-friendly gastrointestinal microflora. This may explain why breast-fed infants experience fewer intestinal infections than their formula-fedExpand
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The diversity of the bacterial communities associated with the azooxanthellate hexacoral Cirrhipathes lutkeni
This study examined the symbiotic microbiota of the hexacoral Cirrhipathes lutkeni using traditional plate culture, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and 16S rDNA characterization. FISHExpand
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Semiquantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction Enzyme Immunoassay for the Diagnosis of Pertussis
Abstract The two most commonly used targets for diagnosis of pertussis by the polymerase chain reaction have been the pertussis toxin promoter and the repeated insertion sequence IS481. A comparativeExpand
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Retention efficiencies of the coral reef sponges Aplysina lacunosa, Callyspongia vaginalis and Niphates digitalis determined by Coulter counter and plate culture analysis
Abstract Sponges are the dominant organisms on many coral reefs and through feeding they may greatly reduce the concentration of suspended food particles. Retention efficiencies of the tubularExpand
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