What is a Microbiome?

Microbiome is a collection of microbes. Microbes are bacteria, yeasts, viruses, fungi and other single-celled creatures. All these microbes together make up the microbiome. For example, humans carry 1.5 KG of microbes. Our digestive system is largely home to the microbiome and mainly in the large intestine.

The microbiome in detail

The microbiome can house as many as 150 different types of bacteria resulting in as many as trillions of bacteria. Not every person has these types of bacteria in his or her microbiome. The healthier the microbiome, the more bacteria and different species live there. If you thought a fingerprint is unique, a microbiome is just the same!