Bifidobacteria as probiotic organisms: An introduction

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The genus Bifidobacterium is one of five genera within the family Bifidobacteriaceae, in turn, one of two families in the order Bifidobacteriales. Members of this phylum are Gram-positive are important members of the commensal microbiome of the gastrointestinal tract, vagina and oral and several have been shown to possess probiotic properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Microbiota in Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
Subtitle of host publicationImplications for Human Health, Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Dysbiosis
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9780128040621
ISBN (Print)9780128040249
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Bacteria
  • Bifidobacterium
  • Commensal microbiome
  • Genus
  • Probiotic
  • Species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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