Fermentation of mucins and plant polysaccharides by anaerobic bacteria from the human colon.

@article{Salyers1977FermentationOM,
  title={Fermentation of mucins and plant polysaccharides by anaerobic bacteria from the human colon.},
  author={Abigail A. Salyers and Susan E. H. West and J R Vercellotti and T. D. Wilkins},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={529-33}
}
A total of 154 strains from 22 species of Bifidobacterium, Peptostreptococcus, Lactobacillus, Ruminococcus, Coprococcus, Eubacterium, and Fusobacterium, which are present in high concentrations in the human colon, were surveyed for their ability to ferment 21 different complex carbohydrates. Plant polysaccharides, including amylose, amylopectin, pectin, polygalacturonate, xylan, laminarin, guar gum, locust bean gum, gum ghatti, gum arabic, and gum tragacanth, were fermented by some strains from… CONTINUE READING

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