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Biology of the bifidobacteria

  • Jeremija Lj. Rašić
  • Joseph A. Kurmann
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Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 39)

Abstract

Bifidobacteria have characteristic morphology, physiology, biochemical characteristics, cell-wall constituents, and DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) base composition. They are found in the intestinal tract of human infants and adults, in the human vagina and mouth, and in the alimentary tracts of various animals. There are human and non-human species and biotypes.

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© Springer Basel AG 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremija Lj. Rašić
    • 1
  • Joseph A. Kurmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Food Research InstituteNovi SadYugoslavia
  2. 2.Agricultural InstituteGrangeneuve-FribourgSwitzerland

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