All humans carry a number of viable bacteria in the body, no matter whether he’s dirty or clean. Most of these microscopic creatures are harmless, but others can be life threatening.
Live Science proclaimed on Monday (6/18/2012), now scientists have mapped approximately 99 percent of the microbes that inhabit the human body. This project is the result of the Human Microbiome Project over the past five years, with the involvement of hundreds of scientists and dozens of universities.
The number of microbes in humans exceeds the number of cells with a ratio of 10:1. There are trillions of microbes, mostly bacteria, but there are also other living creatures such as protozoa, archaea and parasites like worms. Bahkam they also found the presence of the bacterium E. coli is very dangerous.
Previously, scientists have isolated several hundred species of microbes from the human. While the Human Microbiome Project has listed more than 10 thousand species.
“Knowing where the microbes that live in different ecological point of a healthy person can make us investigate the relationship between diseases associated with microbes,” said one researcher of the project, George Weinstock.
Catalog of microbes in the human body developed with 242 samples of healthy volunteers from the United States. The scientists collect samples of tissue from the body of 15 men and 18 women’s body parts. Parts of the body including the mouth, nose, skin, intestines and three locations of the vagina in women.