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Chapter 2 : The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms

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The genus includes 177 species (http://www.bacterio.net/lactobacillus.html): they are non-spore-forming, mostly nonmotile, and rod-shaped (although coccobacilli are observed). They generally have a fermentative metabolism (although genome sequence analysis has provided evidence of potential for respiration [ ]) with lactic acid as the main fermentation product.

Citation: Salvetti E, O’Toole P. 2018. The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms, p 49-71. In Britton R, Cani P (ed), Bugs as Drugs. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.BAD-0011-2016
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Publication numbers by year using search terms (lactobacillus probiotic) in PubMed. Search performed 13 July 2016.

Citation: Salvetti E, O’Toole P. 2018. The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms, p 49-71. In Britton R, Cani P (ed), Bugs as Drugs. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.BAD-0011-2016
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Tables

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TABLE 1

Selected examples of probiotic traits in lactobacilli

Citation: Salvetti E, O’Toole P. 2018. The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms, p 49-71. In Britton R, Cani P (ed), Bugs as Drugs. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.BAD-0011-2016
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TABLE 2

Species for which strains have been ascribed probiotic properties and related applications (according to references and )

Citation: Salvetti E, O’Toole P. 2018. The Genomic Basis of Lactobacilli as Health-Promoting Organisms, p 49-71. In Britton R, Cani P (ed), Bugs as Drugs. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/microbiolspec.BAD-0011-2016

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