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Modification of intestinal microbiota, Healthy Gut

An approach based on the use of natural compounds for the control of zoonotic or resistant bacteria.


  • Study the intestinal microbiota present in food animals before and after the application of a polyphenols treatment.
  • Nutrigenomics studies to identify changes in the expression of certain genes after treatment administration.
  • Modify the intestinal microbiota, favoring the establishment and maintenance of a healthy and balanced intestinal bacterial population (lactic bacteria and bifidobacteria).after treatment administration.
  • Control of enteric diseases and transmission of resistant bacteria in animal production (poultry, fish, ruminant and monogastric) after reduction of enterobacteria and resistant bacteria.


Start date: July 1st, 2015

Heads of the research line:
Domínguez Rodríguez, Lucas
Ugarte Ruiz, María

VISAVET unit involved:

•  Foodborne Zoonoses and Antimicrobial Resistance Unit (ZTA)