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mi·cro·bi·o·ta

 (mī′krō-bī-ō′tə)
n.
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The microorganisms that typically inhabit a particular environment, such as the soil, a body of water, or a site on or in an organism, considered as a group. Also called microbiome.

microbiota

(ˌmaɪkrəʊbaɪˈəʊtə)
pl n
(Biology) microfauna and microflora, esp of a specific epoch, habitat, or region
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Ming-Shiang Wu, from National Taiwan University Hospital, Institute of Food Science and Technology, and College of Medicine, have established a gut microbiota trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) production functional test to investigate the Gut Feeling in identifying the risk of cardiovascular disease.
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