Bifidobacteria

Bifidobacterium is a genus of Gram-positive, non-motile and often rod shaped anaerobic bacteria. Bifidobacteria, like B. bifidum, B. adolescentis, B. breve, B. longum and B. infantis are part of the natural flora of intestinal tract. They are helpful for digestion and are associated with a lower incidence of allergies. In the dairy industry some types of Bifidobacteria are used as probiotic supplements. The hexose metabolism of Bifidobacteria is a unique pathway, called the bifid shunt. The characteristic enzyme used for this metabolism is the frutose-6-phosphate phosphoketolase and is also used for the identification of Bifidobacteria.

Kingdom: Bacteria • Phylum: Actinobacteria • Class: Actinobacteria • Subclass: Actinobacteridae • Order: Bifidobacteriales • Family: Bifidobacteriaceae • Genus: Bifidobacterium

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88517 Selective & Differential Media for Bifidobacteria
BSM Agar for microbiology Bifidus Selective Agar
90273 Selective media for Bifidobacteria
BSM Broth for microbiology Bifidus Selective Medium Broth
41782 Selective by low pH
MRS Agar, Vegitone for microbiology DeMan, Rogosa and Sharpe Agar, Vegitone Vegitone MRS Agar
30912 Selective by low pH
MRS Agar, original acc. DeMan-Rogosa-Sharpe for microbiology DeMan-Rogosa-Sharpe Agar
69964 Selective by low pH
MRS Agar for microbiology Lactobacillus Agar according to DeMan, Rogosa and Sharpe
38944 Selective by low pH
MRS Broth modified, Vegitone for microbiology DeMan, Rogosa and Sharpe Agar modified, Vegitone Vegitone MRS Broth modified
69966 Selective by low pH
MRS Broth for microbiology  
43314 Selective media for Bifidobacteria
TOS-propionate agar medium (acc. ISO) for microbiology BSC Propionate Agar Base Bifidobacteria Selective Count Agar Base TOS-MUP Agar (Base) Transgalctosylated oligiosaccharide agar medium
W1761 Selective media for Bifidobacteria
Wilkins Chalgren anaerobic agar for microbiology