Methods are provided for selecting a bacterium capable of reducing pathogenic bacterial colonization of the intestinal tract in a subject comprising selecting the bacterium capable of migrating at least 0.75 cm from the point of inoculation on motility agar after incubation for 24 hours at 37° C. It is also capable of migrating from the point of inoculation to a diameter of at least 1.5 cm based on the farthest colonies from the point of inoculation on motility agar after incubation for 24 hours at 37° C. Bacteria selected using the method and compositions comprising these bacteria are also provided.
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