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The human gastrointestinal flora and bifidobacteria

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

Abstract

Normal gut flora consists of micro-organisms which live in a stable relationship with the host. Many factors control the size and composition of microbial populations in different regions of the gastrointestinal tract. The stomach and small intestine, particularly its upper part, contain few micro-organisms, while in the large intestine microbial populations may be as high as 1010–1011/g.

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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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