A probiotic (from the Latin, pro-, "in favor, for" and the Greek , biōtikós, "pertaining to life")refers to live microorganism that provides a benefit to the host, either directly or indirectly, by via interactions with the hosts cells or the host's microbiota. Such microorganism will interact by producing bioactives, biological compounds and macromolecules, that will produce such benefit.
The Basics of Probiotics
Use of Probiotics: Present and Future
Oversight of Probiotics
iGEM 2009: Stanford's Approach to Probiotics
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