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Definition of some Microbiological terms

  1. Jan 6, 2017 #1
    How is autochthonous flora different from resident flora and allochthonous flora from transient flora?

    They appear to be the same to me.
    Autochthonous flora is the indigenous flora of a microenviornment able to utilise the enviornment and colonise .i.e resident of the microbiota.
    Allochthonous flora is the non-indegenous flora that inhabits a microenviornment but unable to adapt or compete is removed after sometime .i.e transient.

    I would really appreciate answers with reference to authentic sources.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2017
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