Mechanisms of Probiotics

How do Probiotics work?

Probiotics are live microorganisms that are supposed to have health benefits when consumed or applied to the body in adequate amounts. Scientific evidence suggests that specific strains of probiotic microorganisms confer health benefits on the […]

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Microbial Jargons and Their Meaning

When the laboratory instructor said “take the test organism and stab into the butt”, most of the students were stunned! It was that practical of Microbiology, which taught many students the importance of jargon. In […]

Lactic acid bacteria benefits
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Microorganisms with Probiotic Properties

Last updated on October 28th, 2021Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms, which when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are most commonly used as probiotics. […]

Health Benefits of Probiotics
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Probiotics, Prebiotics and Health Benefits

Last updated on October 15th, 2021World Health Organization (WHO) defines “probiotics” as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a perceived health benefit on the host”.  These intentionally ingested microorganisms consist mainly of […]

Cell wall deficient bacteria
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Cell Wall–Deficient Bacteria

Last updated on June 30th, 2021Although most prokaryotes cannot survive in nature without their cell walls, some do so naturally. These include the mycoplasmas, a group of pathogenic bacteria that causes several infectious diseases of […]

Nutritional requirements of bacteria
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Nutritional Types of Bacteria

Last updated on June 21st, 2021All organisms require an energy source to drive energy-consuming life processes. Energy can be tapped from light or chemicals (organic chemicals and inorganic chemicals). Organisms that can utilize radiant energy […]