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either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent

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living in a state of commensalism

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Compartmentalized control of skin immunity by resident commensals.
Most of our migraine patients were women, the difference in commensals of the nose may be due to the sex difference.
Current pilot study is an attempt to formulate fluoride containing HA graft and evaluate its antibacterial property on commensal bacteria.
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that some commensal skin bacteria secrete compounds that inhibit excess inflammation during injury.
We sacrificed all frogs by an overdose of sodium pentobarbital, and dissected and studied them for internal parasites and commensals using a stereomicroscope.
Therefore, the optimal levels of diversity and NP commensals critical for maintaining health in the upper respiratory tract of children are currently unknown and under study by my group and others.
The leading cause of candidiasis, Candida albicans, is a dimorphic fungus that resides as a commensal of the oral mucosa and the gastrointestinal tract mucosa.
To the Editor: Members of the genus Haemophilus are commensal bacteria of the upper respiratory tract, and H.
Early research on microbiota focused largely on the commensal bacteria that reside in the human gut.
In separate experiments, the team sought to determine if the presence or absence of commensals in the gut played a role in skin immunity.
Hence, wounds contaminated by skin commensals, which inherently are of even lower virulence, may remain dormant for much longer periods.
Chapter 5: Natural Enemies, an extensive chapter, describes work on parasitoids, viruses, bacteria, fungi, Protozoa, nematodes, and other commensals including cuckoo bees in relationship to bumblebees.
Forty species of nemerteans have been reported as symbionts or commensals on marine invertebrates (Jensen & Sadeghian 2005).
Immunocompromised patients may have an imbalance of the gastrointestinal bacterial flora with pathogenic bacteria overwhelming commensals.
Most organisms which colonize are harmless commensals and are best left alone.