Microorganisms associated with epithelial surfaces and stability of the indigenous gastrointestinal microflora.

Indigenous microorganisms of many genera and species associate with mucosal epithelia in the gastrointestinal tracts of animals and humans. These mechanisms may involve a high degree of specificity for host and surface habitat. They may include a capacity of the microorganisms to adhere to the membranes of substratum epithelial cells, to colonize and… CONTINUE READING