View Full Version : Fiaf: Whose Fat is it Anyway? Part One

10-04-11, 10:04 AM
Petro Dobromylskyj
DECEMBER 10, 2007
Bacteria have been around for a long time, much longer than the eukaryotes and MUCH longer than us Johnny-come-lately multicellular organisms. They know where it's at as regards survival. Anyone who thinks of bacteria as "simple" clearly has no concept of the effect of a few billion years of selection pressure on the sophistication of survival strategies.

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10-04-11, 10:07 AM
Fiaf: Starving Amidst Plenty: Part Two

Petro Dobromylskyj
DECEMBER 12, 2007

Our gut bacteria live in our gut. OK that's obvious, but if the system is in good working order they are almost all, several trillion of them, in our colon.

Our colon is anaerobic. No oxygen.

In general oxygen is required to accept electrons at the end of the respiratory chain. As mammals we are exquisitely dependent on molecular oxygen for this. Not so the bacteria. Given a few billion years you can learn how to use other susbstances, sulphur being a favourite, to accept the respiratory chain driving electrons. In fact sulphur may have come first. Bacteria were around long before plants poisoned the planet with oxygen. Anyone who has eaten a sulphur and fiber rich meal will be well aware that hydrogen sulphide can be a highly aromatic feature of subsequent flatus. I won't translate that, let's just say roomclearing.
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