publication . Article . 2013

Microbiota of kefir grains

Tomislav Pogačić; Sanja Šinko; Šimun Zamberlin; Dubravka Samaržija;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2013 Journal: Mljekarstvo (issn: 0026-704X, eissn: 1846-4025, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Croatian Dairy Union
Abstract
Kefir grains represent the unique microbial community consisting of bacteria, yeasts, and sometimes filamentous moulds creating complex symbiotic community. The complexity of their physical and microbial structures is the reason that the kefir grains are still not unequivocally elucidated. Microbiota of kefir grains has been studied by many microbiological and molecular approaches. The development of metagenomics, based on the identification without cultivation, is opening new possibilities for identification of previously nonisolated and non-identified microbial species from the kefir grains. Considering recent studies, there are over 50 microbial species assoc...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: kefir, kefir grains, molecular methods, microbial species, Dairying, SF221-250
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