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The vampire bat microbiome helps with the nutritional aspect of blood sucking by aiding with carbohydrate metabolism and synthesizing essential cofactors and vitamins lacking in blood.
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medical Definition of cofactor
- Infection with the HPV virus is an important cofactor in cervical cancer, but very few people infected with HPV will ever get cervical cancer.
- —Elissa Mendenhall, Mothering, May/June 2007
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