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The effects of oligosaccharides and probiotic bacteria on the intestinal microflora and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus

Bruno, Franco Andrea (2004) The effects of oligosaccharides and probiotic bacteria on the intestinal microflora and vancomycin-resistant enterococcus. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were: 1) to investigate the effect of bifidobacteria and oligosaccharides on their role in suppressing the growth of pathogenic bacteria in vitro, 2) to investigate the growth, viability and activity of Bifidobacterium spp. in skim milk containing prebiotics, 3) to investigate the effect of storage temperature on freeze-dried bifidobacteria with inulin and commercial probiotic products, 4) to investigate the effect of humans consuming capsules containing freeze-dried bifidobacteria and inulin on several gastrointestinal indices, and 5) to investigate the effect of probiotic bacteria on the suppression of vancomycin-resistant enterococcus in vitro.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intestines, Microbiology, Microorganisms, Oligosaccharides, Enterococcal infections, bifidobacteria, invitro, gastrointestinal, vancomycin
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1108 Medical Microbiology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
FOR Classification > 0304 Medicinal and Bimolecular Chemistry
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2010 02:21
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:45
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15574
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