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Biodiversity in the human ecosystem

Posted by David Downes at 10:00 PM in What is Biodiversity

Bacteria that live on and in the human body have 10 times the number of genes found in the human genome,  and distinctive types of bacteria are specialized to live in particular areas such as the inside of the elbow or the inner forearm.  "Bacteria Thrive in Inner Elbow; No Harm Done," N.Y. Times, May 23, 2008.

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