What Is the Human Microbiome, Exactly?
The human body is made up of trillions of human cells. There are possibly three times as many microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, and other microbes) living in and on the human body. The microbial communities in and on the human body are known as the human microbiome.
The microbiome contributes considerably to human growth, development, and function. The most well known is the gut microbiome, which impacts human digestive health.
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