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Genes Nutr. 2011 Aug;6(3):205-7. doi: 10.1007/s12263-010-0188-4. Epub 2010 Oct 26.

The impact of bacteriophages on probiotic bacteria and gut microbiota diversity.

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  • 1Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Genetics, Biology of Microorganisms, Anthropology and Evolution, University of Parma, Parco Area delle Scienze 11a, 43100, Parma, Italy, marco.ventura@unipr.it.

Abstract

The human body is colonized by a vast array of bacteria whose diversity is largely affected by predation of bacteriophages. Here, we discussed the impact of bacteriophages on the composition of human intestinal microbiota as well as on the survival and thus efficacy of probiotic bacteria in the human gut.

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