Concentration of microorganisms in contents of distal small intestine (ileum)

Value 1e+8 bacteria/ml
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Berg RD. The indigenous gastrointestinal microflora. Trends Microbiol. 1996 Nov4(11):430-5. p.432 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID8950812
Primary Source Tannock. G.W. (1995) Normal Microflora, Chapman & Hall
Comments Compared with the upper small intestine (BNID 105710), the distal small intestine (with decreased peristalsis and lower oxidation-reduction potentials) maintains a more diverse microflora and higher bacterial populations (10^8 bacteria/ml intestinal contents). See BNID 102535
Entered by Uri M
ID 105711