Using Probiotics and Prebiotics to Manage the Gastrointestinal Tract Ecosystem

Buddington, R. (2009) Using Probiotics and Prebiotics to Manage the Gastrointestinal Tract Ecosystem. In: Prebiotics and Probiotics Science and Technology. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, USA, pp. 1-32. ISBN Electronic version: 978-0-387-79058-9

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Natural and man-made ecosystems are routinely managed to increase productivity and provide desired characteristics. The management approaches most commonly used include the addition of desired organisms, provision of fertilizers or feeds to encourage desired species, alteration of the physical or chemical features of the environment, and the selective removal of undesirable species. The selection of specific management strategies and their success are dependent on a thorough understanding of existing ecosystem characteristics and the short and long-term responses to the management strategy.

Item Type: Book Section
Author Affiliation: Department of Food Biosciences University of Reading Whiteknights, Reading UK
Subjects: Agricultural Engineering
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2012 05:41
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2012 05:42

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