Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Nutrition and Health

Edited by Venketeshwer Rao

University of Toronto


Leticia Rao

University of Toronto

Probiotic microorganisms are recognised as being beneficial for human health. Prebiotics are substrates that are used preferentially by the probiotic bacteria for their growth. A great deal of interest has been generated in recent years in identifying probiotic bacteria and prebiotics, their characterization, mechanisms of action and their role in the prevention and management of human health disorders. Together they are referred to as synbiotic. This book is in response to the need for more current and global scope of probiotics and prebiotics. It contains chapters written by internationally recognized authors. The book has been planned to meet the needs of the researchers, health professionals, government regulatory agencies and industries. This book will serve as a standard reference book in this important and fast-growing area of probiotics and prebiotics in human nutrition and health.

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Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Nutrition and HealthEdited by Venketeshwer Rao

Published: July 13th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61495

ISBN: 978-953-51-2476-4

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2475-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5438-9

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

50213 Total Chapter Downloads

78 Crossref Citations

70 Web of Science Citations

155 Dimensions Citations


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1. Prebiotic and Probiotic Approaches to Improving Food Safety on the Farm and Their Implications on Human Health

By William B. Smith, Todd R. Callaway, Luis O. Tedeschi, Francis M. Rouquette, Trisha Sheridan and Jennifer Adamski


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2. Probiotics: A Comprehensive Review of Their Classification, Mode of Action and Role in Human Nutrition

By Amirreza Khalighi, Reza Behdani and Shabnam Kouhestani


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3. Prebiotics: Metabolism and Symbiotic Synergy with Probiotics in Promoting Health

By Nditange Shigwedha, Penny Hiwilepo-Van Hal, Li Jia, Liubov Sichel and Shuang Zhang


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4. Lactobacillus reuteri, Infant Allergy Prevention and Childhood Immune Maturation

By Anna Forsberg


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5. The Synergistic Contribution of Lactobacillus and Dietary Phytophenols in Host Health

By Danielle N. Kling, Guillermo E. Marcial, Dana N. Roberson, Graciela L. Lorca and Claudio F. Gonzalez


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6. Pili in Probiotic Bacteria

By Vengadesan Krishnan, Priyanka Chaurasia and Abhiruchi Kant


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7. Biosynthesis of Vitamins by Probiotic Bacteria

By Qing Gu and Ping Li


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8. Bioactive Compounds of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Case Study: Evaluation of Antimicrobial Activity of Bacteriocin-producing Lactobacilli Isolated from Native Ecological Niches of Ecuador

By Gabriela N. Tenea and Lucia Yépez


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9. Fructosyltransferase Sources, Production, and Applications for Prebiotics Production

By Mariela R. Michel, Rosa M. Rodríguez-Jasso, Cristóbal N. Aguilar, Silvia M. Gonzalez-Herrera, Adriana C. Flores- Gallegos and Raúl Rodríguez-Herrera


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10. Antimicrobial Effect of Probiotics against Common Pathogens

By Sabina Fijan


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11. Probiotics in Childhood Celiac Disease

By Caterina Anania, Francesca Olivero, Eugenia Olivero and Lucia Pacifico


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12. Probiotics for Prevention and Treatment of Candidiasis and Other Infectious Diseases: Lactobacillus spp. and Other Potential Bacterial Species

By Michelle Peneluppi Silva, Rodnei Dennis Rossoni, Juliana Campos Junqueira and Antonio Olavo Cardoso Jorge


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13. Phosphorus Nutrition and Health: Utilization of Phytaseproducing Bifidobacteria in Food Industry

By Long Chen, Fengshou Tian and Zhongke Sun


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14. Probiotic Microorganisms in Dry Fermented Meat Products

By Katarzyna Neffe‐Skocińska, Karolina Wójciak and Dorota Zielińska


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15. Pectic Oligosaccharides and Other Emerging Prebiotics

By Beatriz Míguez, Belén Gómez, Patricia Gullón, Beatriz Gullón and José Luis Alonso


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16. Yeasts as Potential Source for Prebiotic β-Glucan: Role in Human Nutrition and Health

By Pedro De Oliva-Neto, Sidmeire Santos Oliveira, Estevão Zilioli and Márcia Zilioli Bellini


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17. Prebiotics, Probiotics, Synbiotics and Functional Foods in Control and Treatment of Type II Diabetes Mellitus and Colorectal Cancer

By Samuel Longoria-García, Ruth E. Belmares-Cerda, Mildred I.M. Flores-Verástegui, Juan C. Contreras-Esquivel, Julio C. Montañez-Sáenz and Mario Alberto Cruz-Hernández


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18. Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Biogenics for the Stomach

By Yasuhiko Komatsu, Yuji Aiba, Yasuhiro Nakano and Yasuhiro Koga


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