Journal of Probiotics & Health

Journal of Probiotics & Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8901

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Olalekan Shadrach Fadare

Department of Biological Sciences, Microbiology Unit, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria

  • Research Article   
    Comparative Evaluation of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria in Healthy Individuals
    Author(s): Olalekan Shadrach Fadare* and Souad Sabri

    Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium spp. are known as the major group that constitutes probiotic bacteria that form part of the normal biota of humans. The ecological significance of probiotic bacteria in the human gut cannot be exaggerated as studies have revealed many of the health benefits they offer. However, much is yet to be known about its population variation between and within individuals. Five apparently healthy volunteers were recruited and advised not to consume yogurt, antibiotics, alcohol and steroid three weeks before and during the study. Three (3) fecal samples from each participant obtained at two weeks interval (total of 15 samples a week) for six weeks were examined for each subject bacteria. Samples were collected in sterile specimen jars and immediately taken to the laboratory for analysis. Rogosa and BIM-25 selective media were used for the enumeration of Lactobac.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8901.20.8:224

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