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The effects of oligosaccharides and probiotic bacteria on the intestinal microflora and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

By Franco Andrea Bruno


The objectives of this study were: 1) to investigate the effect of bifidobacteria and oligosaccharides on their role in suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria in vitro, 2) to investigate the growth, viability and activity of Bifidobacterium spp. in skim milk containing prebiotics, 3) to investigate the effect of storage temperature on freeze-dried bifidobacteria with inulin and commercial probiotic products, 4) to investigate the effect of humans consuming capsules containing freeze-dried bifidobacteria and inulin on several gastrointestinal indices, and 5) to investigate the effect of probiotic bacteria on the suppression of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus in vitro

Topics: 1108 Medical Microbiology, School of Engineering and Science, 0304 Medicinal and Bimolecular Chemistry, Intestines, Microbiology, Microorganisms, Oligosaccharides, Enterococcal infections, bifidobacteria, invitro, gastrointestinal, vancomycin
Year: 2004
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