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For the first time, a world-class series of experts has been brought together to explore this intricate system. These scientists and clinicians explore the traditional bacteriological and novel molecular techniques that are now being used to define previously unknown bacterial species. They investigate the nature of bacterial epithelial interactions in health and disease. Specific defense mechanisms such as defensins, the epithelial immune system and cytokine regulation are reviewed. The modification of this bacterial environment may have a valuable role in preventing and treating disease, as made clear in the definition of the effects of prebiotics, food, and probiotic bacteria. Lastly, the text explains the areas of proven clinical benefit from the use of probiotic bacteria, and their mechanisms of action.