August 2, 2011

What Lives Inside Your Belly-Button?

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News


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If you're an innie and not an outie, your belly button is home to at least 60 to 100 or more species of bacteria, fungi and yeasts, according to new research.

The findings, to be presented on August 12 at the Ecological Society of America's 96th Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, demonstrate how a belly button can become a haven for complex biodiversity.

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TAGGED: Yeast, Fungus, Bacteria, Belly-button

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