gnotobiote

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gnotobiote

[¦nō·dō′bī‚ōt]
(microbiology)
An individual (host) living in intimate association with another known species (microorganism).
The known microorganism living on a host.
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The role of gut microbiota (commensal bacteria) and the mucosal barrier in the pathogenesis of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and cancer: contribution of germ-free and gnotobiotic animal models of human diseases.
Tlaskalova-Hogenova outlined her decades of research using gnotobiotic animals, which has documented that germ-free animals are at greater susceptibility to diseases ranging from type 1 diabetes mellitus to atherosclerosis, while gut dysbiosis contributes to inflammatory bowel disease and ankylosing spondylitis.