the microorganisms, both flora and fauna, that inhabit a particular region, when considered collectively.
the microorganisms that live in the human body, symbiotically or pathologically. : See also microbiome.
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How to use microbiota in a sentence
Previous studies with centenarians in Italy and China, for example, found that centenarians carried an abundance of two strains, suggesting those who successfully age also have microbiota that flexibly change and adapt.A Secret to Healthy Aging May Be the Bugs in Your Microbiome | Shelly Fan | August 10, 2021 | Singularity Hub
They then used a tool called metagenomic sequencing, an ultra-fancy DNA sequencing method that detects DNA from a group of samples, to unveil the microbiota strains and their abundance.A Secret to Healthy Aging May Be the Bugs in Your Microbiome | Shelly Fan | August 10, 2021 | Singularity Hub
The findings point to the possibility of microbiota manipulation as a preventive for Alzheimer’s.The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic | Jeffrey Kluger | June 10, 2021 | Time
Different diets also affect the microbiota, indicating some flexibility in the microbes a species can harbor.When Evolution Is Infectious - Issue 90: Something Green | Moises Velasquez-Manoff | September 30, 2020 | Nautilus
One intriguing possibility may lie in the billions of microbes, collectively termed the microbiota, that live on and within our bodies.
Breast milk is the perfect food, formed by natural selection to have everything the developing child—and its microbiota—needs.It’s the End of the World Unless We All Start Cooking | Rachel Khong | April 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST