Bacteriocin Production: a Probiotic Trait?

@article{Dobson2011BacteriocinPA,
  title={Bacteriocin Production: a Probiotic Trait?},
  author={Alleson Dobson and Paul D. Cotter and Reynolds Paul Ross and Colin Hill},
  journal={Applied and Environmental Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={78},
  pages={1 - 6}
}
ABSTRACT Bacteriocins are an abundant and diverse group of ribosomally synthesized antimicrobial peptides produced by bacteria and archaea. Traditionally, bacteriocin production has been considered an important trait in the selection of probiotic strains, but until recently, few studies have definitively demonstrated the impact of bacteriocin production on the ability of a strain to compete within complex microbial communities and/or positively influence the health of the host. Although… 
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