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Author Topic: Are human gut bugs more similar to those of pigs, or chimps?  (Read 2377 times)

Ori Schipper

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Ori Schipper  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello

Ruminating on the thought that we have more bacterial cells in our guts than "real human" cells of our whole bodies, I was wondering whether the microbiome in our gut is more related to the bacterial communities in the gut of apes (since they are our closest relatives) or of pigs (since they are eating more or less everything as we do)?

Thanks for your great show!

Ori
What do you think?
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