Milk microbiome

Published: 10 May 2024| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4gygyzdgtv.1
Vicente Diaz Avila


The milk microbiome refers to the diverse community of microorganisms found in milk. This includes bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit milk, either naturally or introduced during processing. The composition of the milk microbiome can vary depending on factors such as the health of the lactating animal, environmental conditions, and processing techniques. Research on the milk microbiome has revealed its importance in various aspects of milk quality, safety, and functionality. For instance, certain bacteria present in milk can contribute to its flavor, aroma, and texture. Additionally, some microbes may have probiotic properties and provide health benefits to consumers.



Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia


Microbiome, Dairy Cattle, Milk Composition, Microbial Ecology of Fermented Dairy Products, Bovine Milk