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Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Lviv Polytechnic National University

Some morphological, physiological and biochemical characteristics of the probiotic species of lactic acid bacteria Lactobacillus reuteri are presented in the work. This species, according to literature sources, were isolated from the normal human microbiota, other members of the class Mammalia, as well as broilers and sourdough. The study of literature and Internet sources identified the importance of using different strains of L. reuteri in modern dietary supplements.Some physiological features of this microorganism in terms of positive effects on the functioning of the human gastrointestinal tract and the formation of immunity were considered. According to processed datait is concluded that there is a necessity for further practical study of L. reuteri as a potential probiotic for the pharmaceutical and food industries.

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