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A knockout mouse lacking loricrin in its skin cells allowed fewer bacterial cells to colonize its nasal passages than a normal mouse.
pilosicoli isolates from humans and other species have been used experimentally to colonize chicks, piglets, and mice (5-7).
albicans colonizes the vagina in an estimated 15%-25% of healthy women.
The action proceeds as follows: A distinctive combination of species colonizes a region, coexists for a while, and departs in the face of massive environmental change.
Exploring the repressive nature of a dominant desire for objectification and power in her first scenario, Morrison shows how this desire both marks black women's bodies and colonizes their minds.
By understanding how the bug colonizes the stomach, we can think about targeting therapy to prevent infection in the first place," said Salama.