Fraction of gut microbiota that are Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes

Range >90 %
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Lurie-Weinberger MN, Peeri M, Gophna U. Contribution of lateral gene transfer to the gene repertoire of a gut-adapted methanogen. Genomics. 2012 Jan99(1):52-8. p.52 left column top paragraphPubMed ID22056789
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Comments The human gut microbiota is a niche dominated by bacterial species. Two major phyla in particular, Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes, constitute over 90% of all phylogenetic types (primary sources)
Entered by Uri M
ID 107456