Table 2.

Recovery levels for Bifidobacterium strains grown on the three media studieda

StrainbAvg log CFU/ml (SD)BFM:BL medium recovery ratio
CBABL mediumBFM
Bifidobacterium adolescentis DSM 20083T 8.96 (0.01)9.02 (0.09)7.15 (0)0.79
Bifidobacterium angulatum DSM 20098T 8.61 (0.01)8.69 (0.09)8.59 (0.03)0.99
Bifidobacterium animalis DSM 20104T 8.17 (0.18)8.19 (0.02)8.16 (0.17)0.99
Bifidobacterium asteroides DSM 20089T 7.50 (0.04)7.51 (0.09)7.50 (0.03)0.99
Bifidobacterium bifidum DSM 20082T 8.93 (0.12)9.09 (0.05)8.90 (0.02)0.98
Bifidobacterium bifidum DSM 20239T 7.44 (0.23)7.44 (0.01)7.36 (0.05)0.99
Bifidobacterium bifidum DSM 20456T 7.77 (0.16)7.33 (0.21)0 (0)0
Bifidobacterium boum DSM 20432T 8.89 (0.03)8.99 (0.01)9.04 (0)1
Bifidobacterium breve DSM 20213T 8.55 (0.06)7.16 (0.02)7.80 (0.10)1.09
Bifidobacterium catenulatum DSM 20103T 8.26 (0)8.29 (0.20)7.00 (0.01)0.84
Bifidobacterium choerinum DSM 20434T 8.71 (0.06)8.73 (0.02)8.72 (0.02)0.99
Bifidobacterium coryneforme DSM 20216T 9.45 (0)9.41 (0.04)0 (0)0
Bifidobacterium cuniculi DSM 20435T 8.50 (0.03)8.51 (0.05)8.51 (0.11)1
Bifidobacterium dentium DSM 200848.67 (0.01)8.63 (0.02)8.65 (0.05)1
Bifidobacterium globosum DSM 20092T 8.02 (0.13)8.07 (0.10)8.16 (0.02)1.01
Bifidobacterium indicum DSM 20214T 9.37 (0.09)8.84 (0.85)9.45 (0.10)1.07
Bifidobacterium infantis DSM 20088T 8.29 (0.02)5.79 (0.07)6.35 (0.07)1.09
Bifidobacterium longum DSM 20219T 8.87 (0.02)8.90 (0.02)6.81 (0.08)0.76
Bifidobacterium magnum DSM 20222T 8.15 (0.11)8.39 (0.12)8.04 (0.06)0.96
Bifidobacterium minimum DSM 20102T 8.79 (0.01)8.83 (0.17)8.73 (0.24)0.98
Bifidobacterium pseudocatenulatum DSM 20438T 8.33 (0.04)8.42 (0.03)8.18 (0.14)0.97
Bifidobacterium pseudolongum DSM 20099T 8.55 (0.03)8.52 (0.01)8.44 (0.13)0.99
Bifidobacterium pullorum DSM 20433T 7.43 (0.12)7.57 (0.02)0 (0)0
Bifidobacterium subtile DSM 20096T 9.31 (0.01)9.19 (0.02)9.24 (0.02)1
Bifidobacterium suis DSM 20211T 9.42 (0.01)9.42 (0.03)9.36 (0)0.99
Bifidobacterium thermophilum DSM 20210T 9.96 (0.62)9.55 (0.05)9.45 (0.12)0.99
  • a CBA, Columbia blood agar supplemented with 5 g of glucose/liter and 0.5 g ofl-cysteine/liter. For a definition of BL medium, see reference 17. BFM, Bifidobacteriummedium.

  • b DSM, Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH, Braunschweig, Germany.