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Stacey Rollings asked the Naked Scientists: We have heard that 90% of the cells contained within the human body arebacterial, not human. My question is, are the bacterial cells located throughout the body, or are they concentrated in areas such as the intestines and mouth? Love the show!What do you think?
The colon contains large numbers of bacteria that make up about one-third to one-half of the dry weight of the faeces..
faecal bacterial mass accounted for 44 and 35% of faecal dry weight