Human gut microbiome: the second genome of human body


The human body is actually a super-organism that is composed of 10 times more microbial cells than our body cells. Metagenomic study of the human microbiome has demonstrated that there are 3.3 million unique genes in human gut, 150 times more genes than our own genome, and the bacterial diversity analysis showed that about 1000 bacterial species are living… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s13238-010-0093-z


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@article{Zhu2010HumanGM, title={Human gut microbiome: the second genome of human body}, author={Baoli Zhu and Xin Wang and Lanjuan Li}, journal={Protein & Cell}, year={2010}, volume={1}, pages={718-725} }