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Adhesion to the intestinal mucosa is one of the main selection criteria for probiotics. Selection of adhesive strains is performed in vitro. Little is known, however, as to how well in vitro adhesion correlates with in vivo adhesion; to date, this has not been systematically reviewed. Because the various adhesion models usually describe only one part of the intestinal mucosa, a combination of models may provide the best information. Incubation conditions affect the outcome of an adhesion assaydoi:10.3402/mehd.v15i4.7958 fatcat:ufqvb67zrvhatfywyos3ndwipi