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Number of bacteria in human body

How many bacteria are there in the human body?

A hundred trillion bacteria

Not too many people know the fact that our body houses 10 times more bacteria than cells.  Did you know that you can find a hundred trillion bacteria in our body?  This is definitely something.  It is interesting to know the fact that for every gene in our genome, there are 100 bacterial ones.  Not too many people know that each of our bodies has its unique microbiome.  Keep in mind that the bacteria in our body are very important to our health and can have detrimental effects if it is not there.

This fact is verified on : January 23, 2014.





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