Microbiology Chapter 16
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What is Mutualism
When both partner benefit from the interaction
What is Commensalism
When one partner benefits, and the other is unaffected
What is Parasitism?
When one partner benefits at the others expense
How do Normal Microbiota protect against pathogens?
- Covering binding sites
- consuming available nutrients
- producing toxic compounds
What are Resident Microbiota?
Inhabit body sites for extended periods of time
What are transient microbiota?
inhabit body sites temporarily
What are the symptoms of C. difficile?
diarrhea and colitis
What is vulvovaginal candidiasis?
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