Number of bacterial cells in feces

Range 2.72X10^11±0.1X10^11 cells/g wet weight: 10.6X10^11±0.4X10^11 cells/g dry weight
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 DAPI (4',6-diamidino-2-phenylindole) staining
Comments "The fecal specimen moisture content was 26%. According to DAPI staining, there were 2.72X10^11±0.1X10^11 cells per g (wet weight) of feces in the sample (means±standard deviations for the same sample from randomly chosen microscopic fields) or 10.6X10^11±0.4X10^11 cells per g (dry weight) of feces in the sample."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110961