"Researchers have discovered which bacteria species are most commonly found in our bellybuttons, but have still not discovered what governs which species will be found on which people. These are the first published findings of the Belly Button Biodiversity project led by NC State’s Dr. Rob Dunn."
You can read the free, open acess paper here:
"A Jungle in There: Bacteria in Belly Buttons are Highly Diverse, but Predictable" by:
Hulcr J, Latimer AM, Henley JB, Rountree NR, Fierer N, et al. (2012) PLoS ONE 7(11): e47712.
The Belly Button Diversity Project is part of the larger Dunn initiative called Your Wildlife.org.
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