Normal Microbiota

∞ generated and posted on 2015.12.30 ∞

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: