Living Among Microorganisms

I came across this article today and wanted to share it with you all. This is a picture of the microorganisms found on the palm of an 8-year-old boy after playing outdoors. Experimental tests have not been done yet to determine what types of bacteria were cultivated, but Tasha Sturm, microbiology lab technician, believes that the hand print includes yeast, fungi, and bacteria. As pretty as this petri dish may seem, it is truly an astounding reminder of the plethora of microorganisms that live amongst us.

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Adebayo, Morenike. "This is the Microorganims Laden Hand Print of an 8-Year-Old After Playing Outdoors." IFL Science: Health and Medicine. 10 Jun 2015.