EDITORIAL
1 International Journal of Probiotics and Prebiotics: Birth of a much-needed journal
FRANCESCO MAROTTA

COMMENTARY
Lactobacillus Sporogenes or Bacillus Coagulans: Misidentification or Mislabelling?
E DE VECCHI AND L DRAGO

REVIEW ARTICLES
11 Role of Probiotics in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Potential Mechanisms and Current Clinical Evidence
VIOLA ANDRESEN AND DANIEL C. BAUMGART

RESEARCH ARTICLES
19 An Evaluation of the Growth of Term Infants Fed Formula Supplemented with Fructo-Oligosaccharide
JODI BETTLER AND ARTHUR R. EULER

27 In Vitro Preselection Criteria for Probiotic Lactobacillus Plantarum Strains of Fermented Olives Origin
KACEM MOURAD AND KARAM NOUR-EDDINE

33 Probiosis in Sows by Administration of Bacillus Toyoi Spores during Late Pregnancy and Lactation: Effect on their Health Status/Performance and on Litter Characteristics
S. STAMATI, C. ALEXOPOULOS, A. SIOCHU, K. SAOULIDIS, S.C. KYRIAKIS

41 The Application of Response Surface Methodology to Optimize Removal of Cholesterol, and to Evaluate Growth Characteristics and Production of Organic Acids by Bifidobacterium Infantis ATCC 17930 in The Presence of Prebiotics
MIN-TZE LIONG AND NAGENDRA P. SHAH

57 Knowledge of Probiotics by Nigerian Clinicians
K.C. ANUKAM, E.O. OSAZUWA, AND G. REID

63 Meta-Analysis of Probiotics For The Prevention and Treatment of Acute Pediatric Diarrhea
LYNNE V. MCFARLAND, GARY W. ELMER AND MARC MCFARLAND

77 Bifidobacteria and Lactobacilli Exhibited Different Mitogenic Activity on Murine Splenocytes
FANG HE, HIROTSUGU MORITA AND ARTHUR C. OUWEHAND

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