Todar’s Online Textbook of Bacteriology contains 46 chapters on bacteria including structure-function, growth, metabolism, interactions with humans, normal flora
Streptococcus. Members of the genus Streptococcus are commonly found as resident flora in the nose and throat of humans. S. mutans, S. gordonii, and S. salivarius are
Top of page Competition and interference of probiotics with oral biofilms. Dental plaque, as a well-defined multispecies biofilm constituted by a complex microbial
WHAT IS CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE (C. DIFFICILE)? Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more serious intestinal conditions such as
Doctors are alarmed that the number of cancers of the throat, tonsils and mouth has increased in recent years. They believe that the cause is oral sex from
The human microbiota is the aggregate of microorganisms that resides on or within any of a number of human tissues and biofluids, including the skin, mammary glands
The term skin flora (also commonly referred to as skin microbiome) refers to the microorganisms which reside on the skin; typically human skin.
Background Recent studies in s have shown a mechanistic link between intestinal microbial metabolism of the choline moiety in dietary phosphatidylcholine
normal flora See flora. nor·mal flor·a (nōr’măl flōr’ă) Microorganisms that normally reside at a given site and under normal circumstances do not cause disease
Know the composition of all microbiological media used for microbiological analysis.