Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in human health.

  title={Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in human health.},
  author={Kerstin Orrhage and Carl Erik Nord},
  journal={Drugs under experimental and clinical research},
  volume={26 3},
The gastrointestinal microflora is a complex ecological system, normally characterized by a flexible equilibrium. The most important role of the microflora, from the point of view of the host, is probably to act in colonization resistance against exogenous, potentially pathogenic, microorganisms. Bifidobacteria and lactobacilli are Gram-positive lactic acid-producing bacteria constituting a major part of the intestinal microflora in humans and other mammals. Administration of antimicrobial… CONTINUE READING
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