To pool or not to pool? Impact of the use of individual and pooled fecal samples for in vitro fermentation studies

M. Aguirre, J. Ramiro Garcia, M.E. Koenen, K. Venema

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Abstract

This study investigated the stability and the activity of the microbiota from a single and a pool of donors in the TNO in vitro model of the colon (TIM-2 system). Our findings demonstrate the suitability of the preparation of a pool of fecal sample to be used for fermentation experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
JournalJournal of Microbiological Methods
Volume107
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • human large-intestine
  • gut microbiota
  • model
  • bacteria
  • oligosaccharides
  • metabolism
  • products
  • patterns
  • starch
  • core

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