Number of prokaryotes in animals

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Organism prokaryote
Reference William B. Whitman,*† David C. Coleman,‡ and William J. Wiebe. Prokaryotes: The unseen majority. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 June 9 95(12): 6580 table 4PubMed ID9618454
Primary Source Food and Agricultural Organization (1994) FAO Production Yearbook (Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, Rome), 48.
Method Organ contents in volume or grams of wet weight. For comparison, the volume of the human colon is 0.5 liter. For domestic birds, weight wet was calculated from a volume of 2 ml assuming that 1 ml - 1 g wet weight.
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