commensalism

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the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it

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In healthy adults, the amount of diversity seen in skin commensal bacteria is staggering," say James A.
The kestrel may have incurred a traumatic injury with coinoculation, or possibly stress-related immunosuppression from the trauma may have allowed the commensal bacteria to become pathogenic.
Doctors might someday be able to adjust immune suppression in newborns as needed to welcome more commensal bacteria or fend off pathogens that pose risks.
However, a growing number of antimicrobial resistance studies of non-clinical bacteria collected from environmental sources suggest that the incidence of drug-resistance traits is increasing in commensal bacteria (Institute of Medicine, 1999; Aarestrup et al.
Effect of garlic powder on the growth of commensal bacteria from the gastrointestinal tract.
Thus, environmental and commensal bacteria represent natural reservoirs of resistance determinants.
Of the four commensal bacteria tested Clostridium nexile was the most sensitive strain, whereas Lactobacillus casei was effectively resistant even at 1% (w/v) GP concentration.
Human commensal bacteria such as Staphylococcus epidermidis, Escherichia coli, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and Streptococcus salivarius, called "flora," exist as biofilms on the skin and inside certain organs in the human body (Klitgord & Segre, 2010).
That commensal bacteria play an important role in human health is beyond doubt, and it is now widely accepted that humans function as super organisms, whose collective metabolic potential exceeds the sum of our individual eukaryotic and prokaryotic components.
New findings about the ways in which human microbiomes transform arsenic and mercury--two of our most prevalent and well-defined external human health hazards--suggest the role of commensal bacteria may equal or exceed that of genetic polymorphisms that regulate metal transformations within the body, says Ellen Silbergeld, a professor of environmental health sciences at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
These chapters deal with visceral and somatic pain- similarities and differences, molecular mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity, role of emotion in pain, pharmacotherapy of pain, overlap between IBS and IBD, experimental models of stress and pain, placebo response in IBS, stress and IBD, acquisition, evolution and maintenance of normal gut microbiota, role of pathogenic microbes and commensal bacteria in IBS, bacterial flora in IBD, probiotics in IBD, aminosalicylates and other anti-inflammatory compounds for IBS, eosinophilic esophagitis, mast cell and mastocytosis and collagenous and lymphocytic colitis.
In the intestines, commensal bacteria help break down food .
Commensal bacteria from the gut microflora that compete for nutrients and prevent pathogens from adhering to and invading the gut surface act as a first barrier to protect the internal organs.
In each case, researchers concluded that the human body responded to BLIS K12 in a positive and beneficial way, unlike many of the other commensal bacteria that can be found within the human body.