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Microorganisms found in association especially with healthy organisms, such as animals and plants.
|Normal Microbiota generally are those microorganisms that are normally present within a given location when that location has not been disrupted and otherwise does not include those microorganisms whose presence typically will result in such disruption, such as highly virulent pathogens.|
Normal microbiota is also found in association with normally functioning environments, e.g., such as the microorganisms found within a sample of unadulterated soil.
Normal microbiota are also described as normal flora and normal microflora. More recently the term microbiome has been used roughly synonymously. Fecal transplants are a way of restoring normal microbiota: