Taxonomy and important features of probiotic microorganisms in food and nutrition.

@article{Holzapfel2001TaxonomyAI,
  title={Taxonomy and important features of probiotic microorganisms in food and nutrition.},
  author={Wilhelm H Holzapfel and P Haberer and Rolf Geisen and Johanna Bj{\"o}rkroth and U Schillinger},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2001},
  volume={73 2 Suppl},
  pages={365S-373S}
}
Lactic acid bacteria are among the most important probiotic microorganisms typically associated with the human gastrointestinal tract. Traditionally, lactic acid bacteria have been classified on the basis of phenotypic properties, eg, morphology, mode of glucose fermentation, growth at different temperatures, lactic acid configuration, and fermentation of various carbohydrates. Studies based on comparative 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing analysis, however, showed that some taxa generated on the… CONTINUE READING