Growth of enterobacteria on fructo-oligosaccharides.

  title={Growth of enterobacteria on fructo-oligosaccharides.},
  author={Ralf Hartemink and Katrien M J van Laere and Frans M. Rombouts},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={83 3},
Fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS) can be fermented by most species of enterobacteria present in the human intestine. Fermentation was confirmed by increased growth rates, low final pH and degradation patterns using high performance anion exchange chromatography (HPAEC). Growth rates were increased when FOS was added to the growth medium. Growth rates on all substrates differed widely between strains within the same species. HPAEC analysis showed that each strain degraded the oligosaccharides… CONTINUE READING