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Une nouvelle hypothèse sur le rôle de l’appendice (via @raphaellelaubie)

“Parker thinks the appendix serves as a nature reserve for beneficial bacteria in our guts. When we get a severe gut infection such as cholera (which happened often during much of our history and happens often in many regions even today), the beneficial bacteria in our gut are depleted. The appendix allows them to be restored.  In essence, Parker sees the appendix as a sanctuary for our tiny mutualist friends, a place where there is always room at the inn4.”

Une nouvelle hypothèse sur le rôle de l’appendice (via @raphaellelaubie)

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