Commensal bacteria make a difference.


Nowhere is the relationship between microorganisms and eukaryotes as diverse, intimate and clinically relevant as in the gastrointestinal tract. An estimated 500-1000 mostly anaerobic species reside in the intestine, approaching enormous densities of 10(11)-10(12) organisms per gram colon content. The commensal interactions between intestinal microorganisms… (More)


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@article{Hentschel2003CommensalBM, title={Commensal bacteria make a difference.}, author={Ute Hentschel and Ulrich Dobrindt and Michael Steinert}, journal={Trends in microbiology}, year={2003}, volume={11 4}, pages={148-50} }