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You are a holobiont

The number of bacteria in our body is amazing! 🤩

When you say “I,” you actually occupy an imaginary unifying concept.

The human being is a holobionte.

The concept of holobiont refers to an organism composed of a host organism and its associated microbiome, that is, all bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms that live in symbiosis with the host organism.

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In reality, there are more bacteria in our body than human cells. It is estimated that we have around 100 trillion bacteria in our body, which is equivalent to approximately 1-2 kilograms of total weight.

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