Progress in genomics, metabolism and biotechnology of bifidobacteria.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206266
Title:
Progress in genomics, metabolism and biotechnology of bifidobacteria.
Authors:
Cronin, Michelle; Ventura, Marco; Fitzgerald, Gerald F; van Sinderen, Douwe
Affiliation:
Cork Cancer Research Centre, Mercy University Hospital and Leslie C. Quick Jnr., Laboratory, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
Int J Food Microbiol. 2011 Sep 1;149(1):4-18. Epub 2011 Jan 26.
Journal:
International journal of food microbiology
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206266
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.01.019
PubMed ID:
21320731
Abstract:
Members of the genus Bifidobacterium were first described over a century ago and were quickly associated with a healthy intestinal tract due to their numerical dominance in breast-fed babies as compared to bottle-fed infants. Health benefits elicited by bifidobacteria to its host, as supported by clinical trials, have led to their wide application as probiotic components of health-promoting foods, especially in fermented dairy products. However, the relative paucity of genetic tools available for bifidobacteria has impeded development of a comprehensive molecular understanding of this genus. In this review we present a summary of current knowledge on bifidobacterial metabolism, classification, physiology and genetics and outline the currently available methods for genetically accessing and manipulating the genus.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Bifidobacterium/*classification/genetics/*metabolism; Biotechnology; Breast Feeding; Female; Fermentation; Genomics; Humans; Infant; Intestines/metabolism/microbiology; Probiotics/therapeutic use
ISSN:
1879-3460 (Electronic); 0168-1605 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCronin, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVentura, Marcoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Gerald Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorvan Sinderen, Douween_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:39:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:39:42Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:39:42Z-
dc.identifier.citationInt J Food Microbiol. 2011 Sep 1;149(1):4-18. Epub 2011 Jan 26.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-3460 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0168-1605 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21320731en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2011.01.019en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206266-
dc.description.abstractMembers of the genus Bifidobacterium were first described over a century ago and were quickly associated with a healthy intestinal tract due to their numerical dominance in breast-fed babies as compared to bottle-fed infants. Health benefits elicited by bifidobacteria to its host, as supported by clinical trials, have led to their wide application as probiotic components of health-promoting foods, especially in fermented dairy products. However, the relative paucity of genetic tools available for bifidobacteria has impeded development of a comprehensive molecular understanding of this genus. In this review we present a summary of current knowledge on bifidobacterial metabolism, classification, physiology and genetics and outline the currently available methods for genetically accessing and manipulating the genus.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshBifidobacterium/*classification/genetics/*metabolismen_GB
dc.subject.meshBiotechnologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshBreast Feedingen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshFermentationen_GB
dc.subject.meshGenomicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfanten_GB
dc.subject.meshIntestines/metabolism/microbiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshProbiotics/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.titleProgress in genomics, metabolism and biotechnology of bifidobacteria.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentCork Cancer Research Centre, Mercy University Hospital and Leslie C. Quick Jnr., Laboratory, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalInternational journal of food microbiologyen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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