Mutualistic presence of normal Flora in Human Intestine: A review

  • Karishma Kabir Nipa Institute of Medical Technology, Mirpur-12, Dhaka
Keywords: Human intestine, bacterial flora, mutualism, mutualistic relation

Abstract

Human body contains a huge number of micro-organisms in its intestine. It is ten times more in number compared to the number of human body cells. These micro-organisms are mainly anaerobic bacteria and perform useful functions in relation to development of gut, and production of vitamins and hormones. These bacteria also perform a wide range of metabolic functions. The present article reviews briefly the mutualistic relationship of intestinal flora with human intestine along with their pathogenic behaviour to some extent.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/jbs.v21i0.22515

J. bio-sci. 21: 21-25, 2013

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2015-03-11
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Nipa, K. (2015). Mutualistic presence of normal Flora in Human Intestine: A review. Journal of Bio-Science, 21, 21-25. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbs.v21i0.22515
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