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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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World-reknowned microbiologist, professor John Tagg, stated in a medical publication in October last year that, "Ever since probiotics were kick-started into prominence by the Nobel Prize winner, Eli Metchinikoff, the practice of regular ingestion of intestinal commensal bacterium (especially lactobacilli) to confer health-promoting benefits has been in common use by humans.
pseudodiphtheriticum is a commensal bacterium that does not produce toxins and needs predisposing factors to become a pathogen causing pneumonia.