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Asked • 04/29/19

How heavy are all foreign microorganisms in and on the human body?

I define "foreign microorganism" as a microorganism which is not produced by the human body (not antibodies or leukocytes) including bacteria, viruses, fungi, biofilm aggregates or small lifeforms independent if they are benign or hostile. Let's say I have currently a weight of exactly 100 kg. How much of it consists of organisms not belonging to me?

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