Table 2

Key characteristics of L.gasseri strains used in the study
Strain Code Collection Probiotic features References
OLL2809 16S rRNA partial gene sequence available in GenBank (accession number AB829518). Meiji Co, Ltd, (Odawara, Japan) Colonization of human gut; activity in reducing IgE-mediated allergy; growth inhibition of pathogenic species. [22], this issue
L13-Ia 16S rRNA partial gene sequence available in GenBank (accession number KF934204). ISPA-CNR (Italy) Survival to gastric and pancreatic juice treatments; resistance to bile salts; growth inhibition of pathogenic species. [23], this issue

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