Immunomodulatory effect of probiotics and their use as an alternative to antibiotics as growth promoters
Guillermo Tellez Isaías / Poultry Science Department, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 72703, USA.
A common human propensity is to regard all microorganisms as “harmful”, in particular, equating bacteria to pathogenic germs. Nothing could be further from the truth. The number of beneficial bacterial species far exceeds the number of pathogenic species and many of the known bacteria are in fact useful or even indispensable for the continued existence of life on Earth....