Number of skin cells (for total number of cells in body, 3e+13, see BNIDS 113005, 113006)

Value 1.1e+11 cells
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Amazing numbers in biology, Rainer Flindt, Springer 2006, p. 212
Primary Source see list of primary sources in book mentioned in Reference
Comments Dividing number of bacteria on the skin (10^12 BNID 105712) by this value gives a ratio of ~10 'skin' bacteria to one skin cell.
Entered by Phil Mongiovi
ID 101734