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Impact of a synbiotic food on the gut microbial ecology and metabolic profiles

Beatrice Vitali1, Maurice Ndagijimana2, Federica Cruciani1, Paola Carnevali3, Marco Candela1, Maria Elisabetta Guerzoni2 and Patrizia Brigidi1*

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1 Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

2 Department of Food Science, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

3 R&D Food Microbiology & Bioprocess Research, Barilla G&R f.lli SpA, Parma, Italy

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BMC Microbiology 2010, 10:4  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-4

Published: 7 January 2010

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Metabolites detected by GC-MS/SPME analysis. Metabolites were identified and quantified (mg/kg) in stool samples collected from 20 volunteers before (T0) and after (T1) the synbiotic food intake.

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Confusion matrix. Confusion matrix derived by 4-fold cross-validation of CAP model obtained using metabolites identified in stool samples collected from 20 volunteers before (T0) and after (T1) the synbiotic food intake.

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