Bifidobacteria: their significance in human intestinal health

@inproceedings{Ishibashi1997BifidobacteriaTS,
  title={Bifidobacteria: their significance in human intestinal health},
  author={Norio Ishibashi and Tomoko Yaeshima and Hirotoshi Hayasawa},
  year={1997}
}
Bifidobacterium was first isolated in 1899 from a healthy breast-fed infant by Tissier of the Pasteur Institute in France. It is an anaerobic, Gram-positive, non-sporeforming, pleomorphic rod, and was originally named Bacillus bifidus communis. The name signifies the branching morphology of the bacteria; bifidus in Latin meaning cleft in two parts. Later, the bacterium was once placed within the genus Lactobacillus as L. bifidus. In 1960s, it was accepted as an independent genus and classified… CONTINUE READING

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