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THE MICROBIAL ECOSYSTEM OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT

@inproceedings{2009THEME,
  title={THE MICROBIAL ECOSYSTEM OF THE DIGESTIVE TRACT},
  author={},
  year={2009}
}
  • Published 2009
  • Colonisation resistance (CR) is the resistance encountered by ingested micro-organisms when they try to colonise the digestive tract. This review discusses various aspects of the CR, including factors involving the cooperation of host and indigenous microflora. Factors which affect the CR and may decrease it significantly include antibiotic treatment, severe illness, stress and possibly diet. Involvement of the immune system in the mucosa-associated intestinal microflora from birth is outlined… CONTINUE READING

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