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Fermentation of mucin by bifidobacteria from rectal samples of humans and rectal and intestinal samples of animals
0360965 - UZFG-Y 2012 RIV CZ eng J - Journal Article
Killer, Jiří - Marounek, Milan
Fermentation of mucin by bifidobacteria from rectal samples of humans and rectal and intestinal samples of animals.
Folia Microbiologica. Roč. 56, č. 2 (2011), s. 85-89 ISSN 0015-5632
Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z50450515
Keywords : mucin * bifidobacteria * rectal samples
Subject RIV: EE - Microbiology, Virology
Impact factor: 0.677, year: 2011
Bifidobacteria (246 strains in total) were isolated from rectal samples of infants and adult humans and animals, and from intestinal samples of calves. Twenty-five strains grew well on mucin: 20 from infants, 2 from adults and 3 from goatlings. Nine human strains with the best growth on mucin were identified as Bifidobacterium bifidum. We conclude that bifidobacteria belong to mucin-fermenting bacteria in humans, but their significance in mucin degradation in animals seems to be limited.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0198396