Selective carbohydrate utilization by lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.

  title={Selective carbohydrate utilization by lactobacilli and bifidobacteria.},
  author={Debbie Watson and Mary O'Connell Motherway and Margriet H. C. Schoterman and R. J. Joost van Neerven and Arjen Nauta and D van Sinderen},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  volume={114 4},
AIM To evaluate the ability of specific carbohydrates, including commercially available products, to support the growth of representatives of two well-known groups of gut commensals, namely lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. METHODS AND RESULTS Sixty-eight bacterial strains, representing 29 human-derived lactobacilli and 39 bifidobacteria (both human- and animal-derived), were tested for their ability to metabolize 10 different carbohydrates. Analysis of growth and metabolic activity was… CONTINUE READING


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