Bacteria reside in a myriad of ecological niches. The human gut is among the most densely populated habitats, where a plethora of microorganisms are believed to have coevolved to beneficially influence the health status of their human host. In this book chapter, we discuss several fascinating interactions such as pili- as well as exopolysaccaride-mediated interplay that exist between the mammalian gastrointestinal tract and its resident bifidobacteria, as a model group of probiotic human enteric microorganisms. Thus, we propose that the identification of the genetic strategies followed by bifidobacteria to colonize and persist within the human gut might represent a novel way for the selection of the next generation of probiotic bifidobacteria.

Next generation of probiotic bacteria: The test case of bifidobacteria / Duranti, Sabrina; Turroni, Francesca; Meschi, Tiziana; Ticinesi, Andrea; Nouvenne, Antonio; Van Sinderen, Douwe; Ventura, Marco. - ELETTRONICO. - (2016), pp. 273-285.

Next generation of probiotic bacteria: The test case of bifidobacteria

DURANTI, Sabrina;TURRONI, FRANCESCA;MESCHI, Tiziana;TICINESI, Andrea;NOUVENNE, ANTONIO;VENTURA, Marco
2016

Abstract

Bacteria reside in a myriad of ecological niches. The human gut is among the most densely populated habitats, where a plethora of microorganisms are believed to have coevolved to beneficially influence the health status of their human host. In this book chapter, we discuss several fascinating interactions such as pili- as well as exopolysaccaride-mediated interplay that exist between the mammalian gastrointestinal tract and its resident bifidobacteria, as a model group of probiotic human enteric microorganisms. Thus, we propose that the identification of the genetic strategies followed by bifidobacteria to colonize and persist within the human gut might represent a novel way for the selection of the next generation of probiotic bifidobacteria.
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