The title says all I'm asking. Thank you.
IIRC we carry about 1kg of bacteria. There are far more bacteria than human cells in our body with far more genetic material than our genome;I should also mention that some of your biomass is bacteria, e.g., about 10% of the volume of your colon is bacteria and other primitive organisms.
wikipedia said:The human body, consisting of about 100 trillion cells, carries about ten times as many microorganisms in the intestines. The metabolic activities performed by these bacteria resemble those of an organ, leading some to liken gut bacteria to a "forgotten" organ. It is estimated that these gut flora have around 100 times as many genes in aggregate as there are in the human genome.
How about we start off with Earth.The title says all I'm asking. Thank you.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/08/980825080732.htmWhen people think of bacteria, they likely first consider the nasty ones that cause disease, but the bacteria inside all animals combined -- including humans -- makes up less than one percent of the total amount. By far the greatest numbers are in the subsurface, soil and oceans.