Factors involved in the colonization and survival of bifidobacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.

@article{GonzlezRodrguez2013FactorsII,
  title={Factors involved in the colonization and survival of bifidobacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.},
  author={Irene Gonz{\'a}lez-Rodr{\'i}guez and Lorena P Ruiz and Miguel Gueimonde and Abelardo Margolles and Borja S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={340 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Probiotics are live microorganisms that when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host. They are mainly bacteria from the genera Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium. Traditionally, functional properties of lactobacilli have been studied in more detail than those of bifidobacteria. However, many recent studies have clearly revealed that the bifidobacterial population in the human gut is far more abundant than the population of lactobacilli. Although the 'beneficial gut… CONTINUE READING
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