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.

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)
URI http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15574
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1108 Medical Microbiology
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Current > FOR Classification > 0304 Medicinal and Bimolecular Chemistry
Keywords Intestines, Microbiology, Microorganisms, Oligosaccharides, Enterococcal infections, bifidobacteria, invitro, gastrointestinal, vancomycin
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