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Bifidobacterium

[‚bī·fə·dō·bak′tir·ē·əm]
(microbiology)
A genus of bacteria in the family Actinomycetaceae; branched, bifurcated, club-shaped or spatulate rods forming smooth microcolonies; metabolism is saccharoclastic.
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Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria have been shown to support intestinal function and improve both diarrhea and constipation.
The major bacteria considered in the market analysis are Lactobacilli, Bifidobacteria, and Streptococcus Thermophiles, among others.
A woman's use of antibiotics around the time of birth (perinatal period) corresponded to delayed colonization by Bifidobacteria and Lactobacillus species in the baby (Faa G et al.
The current study was designed to assess the effect of two different probiotic bifidobacteria strains, Bifidobacterium longum ssp infantis (Binf) or Bifidobacterium animalis ssp lactis (Blac) on the faecal microbiota of premature infants.
Different culture media have been reported for the selective enumeration of bifidobacteria in dairy products [8].
Previously, many studies have revealed that numbers of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the intestine of allergic disorders reduced as allergic reactions develop, while numbers of coliforms and Staphylococcus aureus increased (Bottcher et al.
In this study, the researchers tested numerous strains of bifidobacteria isolated from the feces of breast-fed infants for activity against H.
Bifidobacteria are a microbial group widely found in the gut and frequently used as probiotic organisms for the alleviation and treatment of intestinal disorders.
Studies in other countries indicate that a variety of bifidobacteria may be found in the faecal flora of infants; greater than 40 per cent were uncharacterized in one study, while Bifidobacterium infantis and Bifidobacterium breve were the next most common species found (5).
Over the past few years, dairy products that contain lactic acid and bifidobacteria have become incredibly popular.