Oral cavity as natural reservoir for intestinal lactobacilli.

  title={Oral cavity as natural reservoir for intestinal lactobacilli.},
  author={Fabio dal Bello and Christian Hertel},
  journal={Systematic and applied microbiology},
  volume={29 1},
Ecological studies indicate that most Lactobacillus species found in the human gastrointestinal tract are likely to be transient (allochthonous), originating from either the oral cavity or food. In order to investigate if oral lactobacilli constitute a part of the faecal Lactobacillus biota, the Lactobacillus biota of saliva and faeces of three human subjects were investigated and compared at two time-points in a 3-months interval. Bacteriological culture, performed by incubation under standard… CONTINUE READING


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