Bacterial replacement therapy: adapting 'germ warfare' to infection prevention.

  title={Bacterial replacement therapy: adapting 'germ warfare' to infection prevention.},
  author={John Robert Tagg and Karen P. Dierksen},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  volume={21 5},
The individual bacterial members of our indigeneous microbiota are actively engaged in an on-going battle to prevent colonisation and overgrowth of their terrain by competing microbes, some of which might have pathogenic potential for the host. Humans have long attempted to intervene in these bacterial interactions. Ingestion of probiotic bacteria, particularly lactobacilli, is commonly practiced to promote well-balanced intestinal microflora. As bacterial resistance to antimicrobials has… CONTINUE READING

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