Bifidobacterium

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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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Dry milk formula for nutrition of young children with bifidobacteria "immunis 1" or analogue
Schott speculates that either the increased numbers of Bifidobacteria are crowding out other inflammation-inducing strains, or that these Bifidobacteria are producing a metabolic byproduct(s) that has positive effects on the host, including supporting healthy joints.
In addition to inhibition of pathogens, milk oligosaccharides also appear to stimulate the growth of various other bifidobacteria which are quite commonly found in the feces of breastfed infants.
Lyophilized Bifidobacteria strains (Bifidobacterium bifidum Bbis015 and Bifidobacterium infantis Bins012) were obtained from Zist Takhmir Company and were anaerobically (with anaerocult A Merck company) activated in MRS broth for 3-5 days.
The main types of beneficial bacteria (probiotics) encouraged by prebiotics are Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli, also the most commonly used probiotics in foods, such as yogurt and supplements.
PreticX increases Bifidobacteria at a low dosage and has a preferable tolerance profile.
Animal studies as well as human diabetes clinical trials have shown that both Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria probiotics improve insulin resistance and lead to significant reductions in blood sugar concentrations.
Diversity, ecology and intestinal function of bifidobacteria.
Incorporation of bifidobacteria into cheeses: challenges and rewards.
Lactobacilli and bifidobacteria in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in older inpatients (PLACIDE): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicentre trial.
Bifidobacteria form a dominant component of the breastfed infant's gut microbiota and have adapted to utilizing breast milk as an energy source.
Samples from swabs were plated on meat-peptone agar, MRS AGAR (DE MAN, ROGOSA, SHARPE)--special medium for lactic acid bacteria, nutritive medium of milk hydrolyzate, HMM for bifidobacteria, Buchin's medium for corynebacteria culturing, medium containing sodium azide--for enterococci, Baird-Parker's medium--for staphylococci, wort agar, Sabouraud medium--for fungi, Endo agar, Bismuth sulfite agar--for enterobacteria.