Half Human Half Bacteria?

June 5th, 2011 by Ray Burman Leave a reply »

We all know about those friendly bacteria that we can get from those special health drinks.

What I wasnt aware of until recently is that there is more bacterial DNA in my body than my own!

What this actually means is that I have a whole variety of organisms that are in my body that are living in symbiosis and if I was to erradicate them it would have a detrimental effect on the function of my system as a whole.

This obviously has major implications on how I treat my new found friends…

We don’t currently know how our body interacts with all these bacteria, but tests are being carried out at the moment to try and identify what bacteria is present in a healthy individual..

Hopefully they like a full English breakfast.

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