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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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Furthermore, nucleotide sequences related to the cluster vanHAX are present in this DNA, suggesting that the prolonged use of avoparcin in agriculture led to the uptake of glycopeptide resistance genes by animal commensal bacteria, which were subsequently transferred to humans.
Over the past decade, researchers have learned that some commensal skin bacteria secrete compounds that inhibit excess inflammation during injury.
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 order of abundance, comprised 62% of the total collected and 98% of the decapods identified as oyster reef commensals.
Using mouse models, the NIH team observed that commensals contribute to protective immunity by interacting with the immune cells in the skin.
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.
Immunocompromised patients may have an imbalance of the gastrointestinal bacterial flora with pathogenic bacteria overwhelming commensals.
A 2012 mouse study, led by Shruti Naik, shows that resident skin commensals promote interleukin-1 signaling and T cell function in response to local inflammatory cues.
It may be beneficial to identify the specific commensals and commensal-derived signals that regulate circulating basophil populations as this could lead to the development of new probiotic or other commensal-derived therapies," he said.
Our bodies naturally have bacteria called commensals all over them.
Forty species of nemerteans have been reported as symbionts or commensals on marine invertebrates (Jensen & Sadeghian 2005).