What is on your skin? Topographic diversity of fungal and bacterial communities in human skin

May 25, 2013

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12171.html QT:”
Microbial sequencing of samples obtained from multiple skin sites in healthy human adults shows that core-body and arm sites are dominated by fungal species of the genus Malassezia, whereas foot sites show high fungal diversity, and that skin topography is associated with differential compositions of bacterial and fungal communities. “

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