Probiotics was a term first used by Lilly and Stillwell in 1965 to describe microorganisms that confer beneficial properties on other microorganism. Since then, the term has evolved to incorporate any organism that has beneficial impact on another organism. Research into probiotics and their health implications has been extensive. This collection highlights the latest research into probiotics published in Gut Pathogens. If you would like your manuscript to be considered for this collection, please indicate so at the time of submission.
Gleaning evolutionary insights from the genome sequence of a probiotic yeast Saccharomyces boulardii
The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii is used worldwide as a probiotic to alleviate the effects of several gastrointestinal diseases and control antibiotics-associated diarrhea. While many studies report the probioti...
Citation: Gut Pathogens 2013 5:30