Fraction of total human microflora that have not been cultivated

Range 60 - 80 %
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.4799 left columnPubMed ID10543789
Primary Source Langendijk, P. S., F. Schut, G. J. Jansen, G. C. Raangs, G. R. Kamphuis, M. H. Wilkinson, and G. W. Welling. 1995. Quantitative fluorescence in situ hybridization of Bifidobacterium spp. with genus-specific 16S rRNA-targeted probes and its application in fecal samples. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 61: 3069–3075.PubMed ID7487040
Comments "Indeed, molecular genetic tools have indicated that 60 to 80% of the organisms in the total human microflora have not been cultivated (primary source)."
Entered by Uri M
ID 110958