Plants Probiotics as a Tool to Produce Highly Functional Fruits

  1. Flores-Félix, José David
  2. García-Fraile, Paula
  3. Jiménez-Gómez, Alejandro
  4. Rivas, Raúl 1234
  1. 1 Microbiology and Genetics Department University of Salamanca Salamanca Spain
  2. 2 Spanish-Portuguese Institute for Agricultural Research (CIALE)SalamancaSpain
  3. 3 Associated R&D Unit, USAL-CSIC (IRNASA)SalamancaSpain
  4. 4 Lab 210-213, Edificio Departamental de Biología, Microbiology and Genetics DepartmentUniversity of SalamancaSalamancaSpain
Bioactive Molecules in Food

ISSN: 2511-834X 2511-8358

ISBN: 9783319264783 9783319264783

Any de publicació: 2017

Pàgines: 1-13

Tipus: Capítol de llibre

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-54528-8_8-1 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openAccés obert editor


Plant probiotics are bacteria capable of improving crop yields reducing or even eliminating chemical fertilizers. During the last years, several studies show that many of these bacteria can improve not just production, but also food quality, through the increase of some nutrients as well as some plant bioactive compounds, which are beneficial to human health. This chapter compiles some of the recent research focused on the capabilities of several bacterial plant probiotics to enhance the production of more functional foods, and therefore benefiting our health.

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