TABLE 1

Strains used in this study

StrainaSpecies or subspeciesOrigin
ATCC 15697 B. longum subsp. infantisHuman infant feces
JCM 1260 B. longum subsp. infantisHuman infant feces
JCM 1272 B. longum subsp. infantisHuman infant feces
JCM 7007 B. longum subsp. infantisHuman infant feces
JCM 11347 B. longum subsp. longumHuman feces
ATCC 15708 B. longum subsp. longumHuman feces
UCD401 B. longum subsp. longumHuman feces
ATCC BAA-793 L. plantarum Human saliva
ATCC 33200 L. johnsonii Human blood
  • a UCD, University of California Davis Culture Collection; ATCC, American Type Culture Collection; JCM, Japanese Collection of Microorganisms.