bacterial antagonism

bac·te·ri·al an·tag·o·nism

the inhibition of one bacterium by another.

bac·te·ri·al an·tag·o·nism

(bak-tērē-ăl an-tagŏ-nizm)
Inhibition of one bacterium by another.
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Human breast milk, which contains bioactive components that encourage the growth of intestinal bifidobacteria in infants, may alter bacterial antagonism for essential nutrients and impede overgrowth of undesirable aerobes.
Indeed, one of the studies of bacterial antagonism in the nasopharynx concentrated on interactions between species rather than between serotypes of the same species (30).
The role of bacterial antagonism in pneumococcal colonization of the human pharynx.