Chapter 1. Probiotic Microorganisms

  1. Yuan Kun Lee9 and
  2. Seppo Salminen10
  1. Yuan Kun Lee9,
  2. Abelardo Margolles1,
  3. Baltasar Mayo1,
  4. Patricia Ruas-Madiedo1,
  5. Miguel Gueimonde1,
  6. Clara de los Reyes-Gavilán1,
  7. Toni A Chapman2,
  8. James JC Chin3,4,5,
  9. Ross Crittenden6,
  10. Diana Donohue7 and
  11. William Tien Hung Chang8

Published Online: 14 JUL 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470432624.ch1

Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Second Edition

Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Lee, Y. K., Margolles, A., Mayo, B., Ruas-Madiedo, P., Gueimonde, M., de los Reyes-Gavilán, C., Chapman, T. A., Chin, J. J., Crittenden, R., Donohue, D. and Tien Hung Chang, W. (2008) Probiotic Microorganisms, in Handbook of Probiotics and Prebiotics, Second Edition (eds Y. K. Lee and S. Salminen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470432624.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 9

    Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore, Singapore

  2. 10

    Functional Foods Forum, University of Turku, Finland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Instituto de Productos Lácteos de Asturias (CSIC), Spain

  2. 2

    Immunology and Molecular Diagnostic Research Unit (IMDRU), Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, Australia

  3. 3

    Immunology and Molecular Diagnostic Research Unit (IMDRU), Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Australia

  4. 4

    Immunology, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

  5. 5

    School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

  6. 6

    Food Science Australia, Australia

  7. 7

    Toxicology Centre, School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University, Australia

  8. 8

    Lytone Enterprise Inc., Taiwan

  9. 9

    Department of Microbiology, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2008
  2. Published Print: 15 DEC 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470135440

Online ISBN: 9780470432624

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Keywords:

  • probiotic microorganisms - screening, identification, and characterization of lactobacillus;
  • incorporating probiotics into foods;
  • human probiotics - legal status and regulatory issues

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions

  • Screening, Identification, and Characterization of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium Strains

  • Detection and Enumeration of Gastrointestinal Microorganisms

  • Enteric Microbial Community Profiling in Gastrointestinal Tract by Terminal-Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (T-RFLP)

  • Effective Dosage for Probiotic Effects

  • Incorporating Probiotics into Foods

  • Safety of Probiotic Organisms

  • Legal Status and Regulatory Issues

  • References