Number of bacteria in colon content

Value 1e+11 cells/gram
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Hartl DL, Dykhuizen DE. The population genetics of Escherichia coli. Annu Rev Genet. 1984 18: pp. 35PubMed ID6099090
Primary Source Mason TG, Richardson G. Escherichia coli and the human gut: some ecological considerations. J Appl Bacteriol. 1981 Aug51(1):1-16.PubMed ID7024231
Comments Note-value of 10^10-10^11 bacteria/gram colon content given in Berg 1996 PMID 8950812 p.432 fig. 1. Value of 10^11-10^12 bacteria/gram given in O'Hara et al., 2006 PMID 16819463 p.688 right column 2nd paragraph. See BNID 105710, 105711. Value of 10^11-10^12 bacteria/ml given in PMID 16487745, abstract
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