The concept of bacterial interference
, both passive and active, embodies the use of bacteria of low virulence to compete with and protect against colonization and infection by disease-causing organisms.
This phenomenon is called "bacterial antagonism," "bacterial interference
," or "colonization resistance" [9,10].
Grahn, "Bacterial interference
in streptococal tonsillitis," Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
With the bacterial interference
approach to combating UTI, innocuous bacteria are allowed to colonize the bladder, which in turn, inhibits colonization of the bacteria that cause the symptomatic infection.[sup.5] Any antibiotic treatment during colonization would kill off the protective bacteria.
Other forms of bacterial interference
may prove efficacious, however.
In fact, there is currently some promising research into this idea of "bacterial interference
" to determine whether inoculating people with a specific, relatively harmless bacteria will keep harmful bacteria away.
is a concept that is gaining support as an alternative to biofilms as an explanation for bacterial persistence in the face of appropriate antibiotic treatment.
They suggested that bacterial interference
might be minimized by settling larvae in clean containers and adding diatoms as postlarval feed 1 2 days after GABA.
This inverse relationship could be caused by a bacterial interference
or it could imply an increase in S.
: effects of oral antibiotics on the normal throat flora and its ability to interfere with group A streptococci.
is a potentially powerful new approach for preventing UTIs and, by so doing, minimizing antibiotics use.
In abalone research, antibiotics have been used in an effort to control bacterial interference
during the chemical induction of larval metamorphosis, as well as mortality during postlarval development.