Moisture content in feces

Value 26 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Suau A et al., Direct analysis of genes encoding 16S rRNA from complex communities reveals many novel molecular species within the human gut. Appl Environ Microbiol. 1999 Nov65(11):4799-807. p.4800 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID10543789
Method "In order to derive a detailed phylogenetic inventory of the human gut flora, [researchers] have analyzed 284 cloned bacterial 16S rDNAs extracted from a fecal sample of a healthy 40-year-old male."
Comments "The fecal specimen moisture content was 26%."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110960