Escherichia coli Nissle 1917

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Escherichia coli Nissle 1917 is a strain of Escherichia coli that was isolated from the feces of a German soldier in 1917 by the German researcher Alfred Nissle. Since that time it has been widely studied as a probiotic and several marketed probiotics include it.[1]


  1. ^ Sonnenborn, U (October 2016). "Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917-from bench to bedside and back: history of a special Escherichia coli strain with probiotic properties". FEMS Microbiology Letters. 363 (19): fnw212. doi:10.1093/femsle/fnw212. PMID 27619890. open access