Microbiology of Probiotics

Updated January 2017.

Effects of probiotics 

Probiotics and the Prevention of Antibiotic-Associated Diarrhea in Infants and Children
Bradley C. Johnston – JAMA Clinical Evidence Synopsis – October 2016

Alterations in fecal microbiota composition by probiotic supplementation in healthy adults: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials – Nadja B. Kristensen – Genome Medicine – May 2016

Novel probiotics and prebiotics: road to the market – Himanshu Kumar – Current Opinion in Biotechnology – April 2015

Efficacy of Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Synbiotics in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Chronic Idiopathic Constipation: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis – Alexander C Ford – American Journal of Gastroenterology – July 2014

Probiotics in the management of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease – Whelan, Kevin – Current Opinion in Gastroenterology – March 2013

Composition and CFUs of probiotics

Genotyping by PCR and High-Throughput Sequencing of Commercial Probiotic Products Reveals Composition Biases – Wesley Morovic – Frontiers in Microbiology – November 2016

Culture-Independent Metagenomic Surveillance of Commercially Available Probiotics with High-Throughput Next-Generation Sequencing – Jennifer N. Patro – mSphere – March 2016

Development and utility of the FDA ‘GutProbe’ DNA microarray for identification, genotyping and metagenomic analysis of commercially available probiotics – J.N. Patro – Journal of Applied Microbiology – April 2015

Uncovering potential “herbal probiotics” in Juzen-taiho-to through the study of associated bacterial populations – Diego Montenegro – Bioorg Med Chem Lett. –  February 2015

Comparative assessment of next-generation sequencing, denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis, clonal restriction fragment length polymorphism and cloning-sequencing as methods for characterizing commercial microbial consortia
A.D. Samarajeewa – Journal of Microbiological Methods – January 2015

Influence of manufacturing processes on cell surface properties of probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus Lcr35®– Adrien Nivoliez – Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology – January 2015

Microbiological quality and characteristics of probiotic products in China – Tingtao Chen – Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture – January 2014

Effect of production conditions on the stability of a human bifidobacterial species Bifidobacterium longum in yogurt – F. Abe – Letters in Applied Microbiology – December 2009

Rapid Determination of the Bacterial Composition of Commercial Probiotic Products by Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis – Angela Marcobal – Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition – May 2008

Bacterial composition of commercial probiotic products as evaluated by PCR-DGGE analysis – Sara Fasoli – International Journal of Food Microbiology – April 2003