- Anin Relluhcs
- United Kingdom
What impact could bacteria with magnetoreception have had on human evolution?
The number of bacteria living within the body of the average healthy adult human are estimated to outnumber human cells 10 to 1.
It has been evidenced that some bacteria have magnetoreception - these are specifically associated with alpha, gamma, and deltaproteobacteria classes of proteobacteria phylum and nitrospirae phylum.
Proteobacteria are found in the intestinal traits of all vertebrates. α-proteobacteria represented the major bacterial component of the primate brain’s microbiome regardless of underlying immune status, (http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0054673).
What could have been the impact on human evolution and disease from such an association?