TABLE 1.

Description of the bacterial strains

StrainaCCUGb strain no.MetabolismIsolation site
Gram-positive bacteria
    Bifidobacterium adolescentis18363AnaerobeAdult intestine
    Enterococcus faecalis19916AnaerobeUnknown
    Lactobacillus plantarum67bAnaerobeRectum, healthy
    Streptococcus mitis31611AerobeOral cavity
    Corynebacterium minutissimum541AerobeErythrasma, trunk
    Clostridium perfringens1795AnaerobeBovine
Gram-negative bacteria
    Bacteroides vulgatus4940AnaerobeUnknown
    Escherichia coli24AerobeUrine, cystitis
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa551AerobeUnknown
    Veillonella parvula5123AnaerobeIntestinal tract
    Neisseria sicca23929AerobePharynx, healthy
  • a All bacterial strains used in this study were derived from Culture Collection of the University of Göteborg, except for L. plantarum, which was isolated from human gastrointestinal mucosa.

  • b Culture Collection of the University of Göteborg.