• Location:

    Paseo Río Linares s/n
    33300 Villaviciosa (Asturias)
  • Web: http://www.ipla.csic.es/microhealth
  • Contact:
    Patricia Rúas Madiedo
    Telf.: (+34) 985892131 (ext. 201022) – (+34) 985893420
    Email: ruas-madiedo@ipla.csic.es
  • Collection content

    Microbial group/s: Bacteria
    Total number of strains: 500 (isolates)
    Taxa (number of strains):
    B. animalis subsp. lactis (37)
    B. adolescentis (70)
    B. bifidum (30)
    B. longum (47)
    B. dentium (6)
    B. pseudocatenulatum (17)
    L. plantarum (2)
    L. gasseri (12)
    L. delbrueckii (2)
    L. mucosae (7)
    L. vaginalis (3)
    Ruminoccocus spp. (6)
    Rothia spp. (6)
    Propionibacterium spp. (12)
    Enterococcus spp. (3)
    Clostridium spp. (6)
    Bacteroides spp. (8)
    Eubacterium spp. (3)
    Streptococcus spp. (aprox. 90)
    Staphylococcus spp. (aprox. 15)
    Other anaerobic microorganisms (aprox. 208)
    Isolation source/Origin:
    -Human (feces; content and biopsy of duodenum, ileum and colon; bile)
    -Adapted in the laboratory to conditions of technological stress
    Preservation method: Glycerol -80°C
    Information management: Excel
    Characterization level:
    -species identification by 16S (500 isolates)
    -biotechnological properties (approx. 50 isolates)


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    Key words:
    probiotics, functional cultures
    General objective: contribute to the generation of knowledge about the functions performed by beneficial intestinal microorganisms and those present in food in relation to human health.
    Current Research Lines
    -Line 1. Functionality of microorganisms and probiotic foods.
    -Line 2. Interactions of intestinal microorganisms with the host and with technological challenges.
    -Line 3. Obtaining, preserving, and cultivating fecal microbiota
    -Line 4. The microbiota in different physiological and pathological states: dysbiosis, microbial markers of disease and strategies to modulate the microbiota.
    -Line 5. Bioinformatics tools for the study of the functionality of microbiota and probiotics.

    Quality Certifications

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    Brief historical review

    The group's bacteria collection began in 2016 as part of several projects funded in public research calls. The collection is constantly growing and we are currently including isolates of food origin