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Author Tannock, G. W. (Gerald W.)

Title Normal microflora : an introduction to microbes inhabiting the human body / G.W. Tannock
Edition First edition
Published London : Chapman & Hall, 1995


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Description vi, 115 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. More than a smell: the complexity of the normal microflora. 1.1. Skin. 1.2. Respiratory tract. 1.3. Oral cavity. 1.4. Oesophagus. 1.5. Gastrointestinal tract. 1.6. Urogenital tract -- 2. Happy Birthday: the acquisition of the normal microflora. 2.1. Acquisition of the normal microflora of animals other than humans. 2.2. Acquisition of the normal microflora of humans -- 3. Sticky microbes: the association of microbes with host surfaces. 3.1. Skin. 3.2. Oral cavity. 3.3. Gastrointestinal tract -- 4. Invisible forces: the influence of the normal microflora on host characteristics. 4.1. Nutrition. 4.2. Enterohepatic circulation. 4.3. Microbial interference -- 5. Undesirable company: the role of the normal microflora in disease. 5.1. Anaerobic infections. 5.2. Sepsis due to Enterobacteriaceae. 5.3. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 5.4. Contaminated small bowel syndrome. 5.5. Growth depression. 5.6. The normal microflora as a reservoir of antibiotic resistance genes. 5.7. Cancer of the colon -- 6. Internal renewal: the potential for modification of the normal microflora. 6.1. Promising developments in probiotic research. 6.2. A new generation of probiotics
Analysis Microorganisms
Notes Author is a New Zealander
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human body -- Microbiology.
Intestines -- Microbiology.
Medical microbiology.
Microbial ecology.
Microorganisms -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
ISBN 0412550407 (paperback)