Stress Responses of Bifidobacteria

  • Marco VenturaEmail author
  • Abelardo Margolles
  • Francesca Turroni
  • Aldert Zomer
  • Clara G. de los Reyes-Gavilán
  • Douwe van Sinderen
Part of the Food Microbiology and Food Safety book series (FMFS)


Many different bifidobacterial species constitute a key component of the human gut microbiota due to their perceived health-promoting role, which they elicit at the site of their natural habitat, the large intestine. Hence, such bifidobacteria represent a growing area of interest with respect to their genetics, genomics, and molecular ecology. This chapter will present the current knowledge of the molecular players that allow bifidobacteria to cope with heat, osmotic, acid, and bile salt stress.


Bile Acid Bile Salt Bile Salt Hydrolase Bifidobacterial Strain Temperature Upshift 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Ventura
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abelardo Margolles
    • 2
  • Francesca Turroni
    • 1
  • Aldert Zomer
    • 3
  • Clara G. de los Reyes-Gavilán
    • 2
  • Douwe van Sinderen
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Probiogenomics, Department of Genetics, Biology of Microorganisms, Anthropology, EvolutionUniversity of ParmaParmaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Microbiology and Biochemistry of Dairy Products, IPLA – CSICVillaviciosaSpain
  3. 3.Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre and Department of Microbiology, Bioscience InstituteNational University of IrelandCorkIreland

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