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gnotobiotics

 [no″to-bi-ot´iks]
1. the science of maintaining a microbiologically controlled environment.
2. the science of raising laboratory animals whose microflora and microfauna are specifically known in their entirety.

gnotobiotics

(nō′tō-bī-ŏt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of organisms or environmental conditions that have been rendered free of bacteria or contaminants or into which a known microorganism or contaminant has been introduced for research purposes.

gno′to·bi·ot′ic adj.

gnotobiotics

(nō″tō-bī-ŏt′ĭks) [Gr. gnotos, known, + bios, life]
The study of animals that have been raised in germ-controlled or germ-free surroundings.
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The Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Gnotobiotics Core, located in Houston, Texas, was established by the Center for Comparative Medicine and is affiliated with the BCM Center for Metagenomics and Microbiome Research as well as the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center.
The Gnotobiotics Core at Baylor is located in a retrofitted animal facility space originally designed to house mice in individually ventilated cages.
To prepare for its use in gnotobiotics, the doors to rooms were widened to allow easy movement of isolator tables between rooms.
In addition to membership in OAS, Frank Chorpenning held memberships in the following associations: the American Association of Immunologists (1961; Emeritus, 1983); the American Society for Microbiology (1950; fellow; Emeritus, 1981); the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1949-1976); the American Association of Blood Banks (19561975); and the Association for Gnotobiotics (1971).
He was chairman of the American Association for Dental Research's Columbus Section of the Microbiology and Immunology Group, a member of the Association for Gnotobiotics' Board of Directors, a secretary and president of ICSABER Society at OSU, secretary and president of the American Association of Dental Schools' Microbiology Section, and secretary and president of the Society for Infection Control in Dentistry.