TABLE 2.

Direct ERIC-PCR analysis of commercially available product samples with declared content of bifidobacteria

Sample no.Identified Bifidobacterium species
1B. lactis
2B. lactis
3B. lactis
4B. lactis
5B. lactis
6B. bifidum and B. longum
7B. bifidum and B. longum
8B. breve
9B. bifidum and B. longum
10B. breve and B. longum
11B. longum
12B. longum
13B. longum
14B. bifidum
15B. bifidum
16B. breve