gnotobiote

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gno·to·bi·ote

(nō'tō-bī'ōt),
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

gnotobiote

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 animal.
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To this end, we will apply in vivo experimental evolution to mutualistic bacteria, using gnotobiotic animal models.
Today, gnotobiotic animals are used in labs around the world (6/18/11, p.
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.