Acta Vet. Brno 2019, 88: 73-84

Properties of potentially probiotic Lactobacillus isolates from poultry intestines

Alexandra Pokorná, Tereza Maňáková, Alois Čížek

University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, Brno, Czech Republic

Received December 5, 2018
Accepted February 12, 2019


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