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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 2004 Apr;15(2):86-93.

Post-genomics of lactic acid bacteria and other food-grade bacteria to discover gut functionality.

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Wageningen Center for Food Sciences and Laboratory of Microbiology, Diedenweg 20, PO Box 557, 6700 AN, Wageningen, The Netherlands. willem.devos@wur.nl

Abstract

Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of complete or almost complete genomic sequences of lactic acid bacteria and other food-grade bacteria that are used in functional foods to increase the health of the consumer. These have been instrumental in the development of functional, comparative and other post-genomics approaches that provide the possibility to detect, unravel and understand their functionality in the human intestinal tract. In conjunction with other high-throughput approaches, these advances can be exploited in the functional food innovation cycle for developing new or designed probiotic and other bacterial products that impact gut health.

PMID:
15081044
DOI:
10.1016/j.copbio.2004.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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