Concentration of methanogens in the human gastrointestinal tract

Value 1e+10 methanogens/gram of stool sample
Organism Archaea
Reference Cavicchioli R, Curmi PM, Saunders N, Thomas T. Pathogenic archaea: do they exist? Bioessays. 2003 Nov25(11):1119-28. p.1121 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID14579252
Primary Source Miller TL, Wolin MJ. Methanogens in human and animal intestinal tracts. S Appl Microbiol 1986 7: 223–229.
Comments Methanogens exist in the human gastrointestinal tract at concentrations of up to 10^10 per gram of stool sample, and they have been associated with colorectal and periodontal disease
Entered by Uri M
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