The human body is colonized by a vast array of bacteria whose diversity is largely affected by predation of bacteriophages. Here, we discussed the impact of bacteriophages on the composition of human intestinal microbiota as well as on the survival and thus efficacy of probiotic bacteria in the human gut.
The impact of bacteriophages on probiotic bacteria and gut microbiota diversity / M. Ventura; T. Sozzi; F. Turroni; D. Matteuzzi; D. van Sinderen. - In: GENES & NUTRITION. - ISSN 1555-8932. - 6(2011), pp. 205-207. [10.1007/s12263-010-0188-4]