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An individual organism from a group assembled from pure isolates (gnotobiota).
gnotobiote /gno·to·bi·ote/ (-bi´ōt) a specially reared laboratory animal whose microflora and microfauna are specifically known in their entirety.gnotobiot´ic
a specially reared animal whose microflora and microfauna are known in complete detail. Gnoto
is a Greek word for known, and biota
is lifeforms, in this case microorganisms. See also gnotobiotic
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Today, gnotobiotic animals
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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.