GO! Check out your personal ecosystem!

Posted on May 30th, 2009 by Jim

According to the New York Times it turns out that skin is a very diverse ecosystem!

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Dr. Segre, of the National Human Genome Research Insitute, and her team reveal in a paper in Science, it’s really an assortment of mini-ecosystems, with the bacterial diversity varying depending on location. They found, for example, that the most diverse spot, the middle forearm, has more than twice as many species than the least diverse patch, behind the ear.

I’d never thought of it like that and always taken my skin for granted. Any other skin facts welcomed right here!


3 Responses to “GO! Check out your personal ecosystem!”

  1. O'DB says:

    I’m a fond fan of skin flicks & mags.

    Does that count?

  2. Kathleen says:

    What are they eating? Should we shower more or less?

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