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Probiotics pp 87-110 | Cite as

Gut flora and disease resistance

  • David J. Hentges

Abstract

It is now recognized that the indigenous microflora of humans and animals provides protection against infections with pathogenic microorganisms. Evidence of a protective role for the intestinal flora was obtained largely from studies with either germ-free or antibiotic-treated experimental animals that are much more susceptible to infections with intestinal pathogens than are conventional animals with an intact flora.

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Intestinal Tract Volatile Fatty Acid Intestinal Flora Enteric Pathogen Volatile Fatty Acid Concentration 
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