A simple illustration of what your genome is up against. This is a representation of the proportion of your DNA (in red) in relation to the 10,000 or so bacteria that live in or on you (in black). If you are keeping score, the microbes win 100 to 1.
- After the human genome project: The human microbiome project (scienceblog.com)
- How bacteria “talk” (popalx.wordpress.com)