In the list of superheroes of the intestinal microbiota is Bifidobacterium breve. This Gram + bacterium belongs to the phylum of Actinobacteria. It is an elongated bacillus, visible under the microscope as a chain.
Bifidobacteria is among the first bacteria to make up our microbiota after we were born. Moreover, breastfeeding contributes strongly to the supply of these micro-organisms. Bifidobacterium breve is a lactic acid bacterium found in cheese and yoghurt. Its use in these products helps to acidify the environment and prevent the development of potentially pathogenic bacteria.
- Bifidobacterium breve is a bacterium that is part of the intestinal microbiota. It is capable of carrying out lactic fermentation and lowering the pH. This acidity contributes to the reduction of Bilophila wadsworthia, a bacterium suspected of being involved in the development of intestinal pathologies.
- Bifidobacterium breve bevordert de bacteriële diversiteit van de microbiota.