Indigenous Microbial Flora (Normal Flora)
This lecture will discuss "the Indigenous Microbial Flora" of human,which has other terms that are "Indigenous Micro- biota" and "Normal Flora".However; the doctor prefers to use the last one "Normal Flora (NF)"
Slide No. 2 "References":
The first part of this lecture is taken from our text book (Burton¶sMicrobiology for the Health Sciences, 9th Ed,chapter 10)The other part is taken from (Jawetz, Melnick, & Adelberg's MedicalMicrobiology,24th, Chapter 11)
Slide No.3 "introduction":
is the systematic study of the relationships that exist betweenorganisms and their environment.
is the study of the relationships between microbes andthe world around them. It includes the relationship between microbes andother microbes, microbes with humans, animals, soil and water.It is mentioned earlier in the course that most of the microbes are non- pathogenic for human or animal , only a small percentage are pathogenic, andin fact most relationships between humans and microbes are
tohuman rather than being harmful.So all microorganisms whether they are bacteria, fungi, yeast, etc..that present both on and in our bodies are called
indigenous micro flora (normalflora).
Slide No.4, 5, & 6: "Symbiotic Relationships Involving Microorganisms":
The relationship between two dissimilar organisms basically is anexpression of the word
is that two organisms associated with each other, and each of the two organisms is called symbionts.