Density of bacteria in gastrointestinal tract

Range Figure - link cfu/ml
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference O'Hara AM, Shanahan F. The gut flora as a forgotten organ. EMBO Rep. 2006 Jul7(7):688-93. p.689 fig.1APubMed ID16819463
Comments "Bacteria density increases in the jejunum/ileum from the stomach and duodenum, and in the large intestine, colon residing bacteria achieve the highest cell densities recorded for any ecosystem." See Macpherson & Harris 2004, PMID 15173836, p.478 box 1 'Intestinal microorganisms' link See BNID 112858
Entered by Uri M
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