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Timely approaches to identify probiotic species of the genus Lactobacillus

Overview of attention for article published in Gut Pathogens, September 2013
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Timely approaches to identify probiotic species of the genus Lactobacillus
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Gut Pathogens, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1757-4749-5-27
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Stefan R Herbel, Wilfried Vahjen, Lothar H Wieler, Sebastian Guenther


Over the past decades the use of probiotics in food has increased largely due to the manufacturer's interest in placing "healthy" food on the market based on the consumer's ambitions to live healthy. Due to this trend, health benefits of products containing probiotic strains such as lactobacilli are promoted and probiotic strains have been established in many different products with their numbers increasing steadily. Probiotics are used as starter cultures in dairy products such as cheese or yoghurts and in addition they are also utilized in non-dairy products such as fermented vegetables, fermented meat and pharmaceuticals, thereby, covering a large variety of products.To assure quality management, several pheno-, physico- and genotyping methods have been established to unambiguously identify probiotic lactobacilli. These methods are often specific enough to identify the probiotic strains at genus and species levels. However, the probiotic ability is often strain dependent and it is impossible to distinguish strains by basic microbiological methods.Therefore, this review aims to critically summarize and evaluate conventional identification methods for the genus Lactobacillus, complemented by techniques that are currently being developed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 146 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 17%
Researcher 23 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 13%
Student > Master 15 10%
Other 11 7%
Other 29 19%
Unknown 29 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 67 44%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 19 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 6%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 3%
Other 9 6%
Unknown 34 22%
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