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Public Health Microbiology

Volume 268 of the series Methods in Molecular Biology pp 435-440

Bacterial Surface Characteristics Applied to Selection of Probiotic Microorganisms

  • María Claudia OteroAffiliated withCentro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA)-CONICET
  • , Virginia S. OcañaAffiliated withCentro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA)-CONICET
  • , María Elena Nader-MacíasAffiliated withCentro de Referencia para Lactobacilos (CERELA)-CONICET

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Abstract

For the study of probiotic microorganisms, the in vitro selection tests need to be based on a solid scientific foundation (1). Surface characteristics, one of the in vitro properties are used to evaluate the potentially probiotic strains of lactobacilli (2).