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Oral Flora2

Oral Flora2

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Published by: Iyad Abou-Rabii on Sep 16, 2009
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Oral Floraand its role of indifferent oral pathologies
Iyad M.Abou Rabii
 
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Harmful Effects of the Normal Flora
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Bacterial synergism between a member of the normal flora anda potential pathogen.
A member of the normal flora may supply a vitamin or some other growth factor that a pathogen needs in order to grow. This is called
cross-feeding
betweenmicrobes.
"staph-protected infections"
phenomena occurs when a penicillin-resistantstaphylococcus that is a component of the normal flora shares its drugresistance with pathogens that are otherwise susceptible to the drug
.
 
 
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Harmful Effects of the Normal Flora
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Competition for nutrients Bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract mustabsorb some of the host's nutrients for their own needs.
So some nutrient(s) may be lost to the host.
Germ-free animals are known to grow more rapidly and efficiently thanconventional animals. Incorporating antibiotics into the food of swine, cowsand poultry make animal grows faster and can therefore be marketed earlier. (acause of bacterial antibiotic resistance).

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