Concentration of bacteria in dental plaque

Value 1e+11 bacteria/g
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Berg RD. The indigenous gastrointestinal microflora. Trends Microbiol. 1996 Nov4(11):430-5. p.431 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID8950812
Comments Gingival crevices and dental plaque, provide anaerobic environments with very low oxidation-reduction potentials, allowing the establishment of a diverse anaerobic microflora. Dental plaque contains a very dense population of 10^11 bacteria/g.
Entered by Uri M
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