Microbial Antagonism

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Prevention of colonization by certain species due to the previous colonization of the same location by other species.

Microbial antagonism is particularly notable in terms of the blocking of pathogens by normal flora.

As colonization is often a necessary first step towards infection, microbial antagonism can be an important means by which infectious diseases are prevented.