||P.14691 left column 2nd paragraph: "The human gut “metagenome” is a complex consortium of trillions of microbes, whose collective genomes contain at least 100 times as many genes as our own eukaryote genome (primary source). This
essential “organ,” the microbiome, provides the host with enhanced
metabolic capabilities, protection against pathogens, education
of the immune system, and modulation of gastrointestinal (GI) development (ref 2)." For ratio of 150 see Rowland et al., 2017 p.2 left column: "The gene set of the gut microbiota (the gut microbiome) is estimated to be about 3 million genes −150 times larger than that of the human genome [ref 2]."