Mutualism of the Month: You're eating for 100 trillion, cross-feeding microbes and their humans

Mutualism of the Month: You're eating for 100 trillion, cross-feeding microbes and their humans

You may have heard there’s more bacterial cells inside you than human cells; it’s true. There’s about 10 times as many bacterial cells (~100 trillion) compared to human cells (~10 trillion). It’s estimated that there may be up to 1,000 different species of bacteria living in the human gut! Gut microbiota (not flora, flora are plants) make up to 3% of your total body weight. Find out how you work together with your gut bacteria in April's Mutualism of the Month!

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