Schematic representation of the anatomy of the human gastrointestinal tract with the average length, pH and density of microbiota per segment

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Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Booijink CC, Zoetendal EG, Kleerebezem M, de Vos WM. Microbial communities in the human small intestine: coupling diversity to metagenomics. Future Microbiol. 2007 Jun2(3):285-95. p.286 figure 1PubMed ID17661703
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Comments "The approximately 7-m long GI tract can be divided in several anatomically distinct regions, starting from the mouth, via the esophagus to the stomach, proceeding to the small intestine (divided into duodenum, jejunum and ileum, respectively) and the large intestine (divided into cecum, colon [with an ascending, transverse, descending and sigmoid part] and rectum, respectively) and ending at the anus (Figure 1)."
Entered by Uri M
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