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International Journal of Bacteriology
Volume 2016, Article ID 3535621, 10 pages
Review Article

A Review of Research Conducted with Probiotic E. coli Marketed as Symbioflor

Vermicon AG, Emmy-Noether Strasse 2, 80992 München, Germany

Received 22 April 2016; Accepted 25 October 2016

Academic Editor: Gary Dykes

Copyright © 2016 Claudia Beimfohr. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This review article summarizes the scientific literature that is currently available about a probiotic E. coli that is known under the name Symbioflor E. coli. The probiotic is marketed for human use and has been subjected to over 20 years of scientific research. As is presented here, the available literature not only contains multiple works to investigate and analyse the probiotic activity of this E. coli, but also describes a variety of other research experiments, dealing with a surprising and interesting range of subjects. By compiling all these works into one review article, more insights into this interesting probiotic E. coli were obtained.