Gut microbiota composition

We’re all familiar with the saying that microbial cells outnumber human cells by 10 times and that we live for our bacteria. A research in 2016 showed that the numbers of resident microbes and human cells are in fact the same. Here’s a glimpse of the microbiota composition throughout the GI tract:

Reference: 1. Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 2015 –; 2. Scientists bust myth that our bodies have more bacteria than human cells, Nature 2016; 3. Revised Estimates for the Number of Human and Bacteria Cells in the Body, PLoS Biology 2016


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