Stinky foot bacteria (Staphylococcus saprophyticus)

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Name: Stinky foot bacteria (Staphylococcus saprophyticus)

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The more scientists investigate the microbes living inside us, the more they learn about the surprising impact of these tiny organisms on how we look, act, think, and feel. Are our health and well-being really driven by the bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa that live in our intestines, in our lungs, on our skin, on our eyeballs? What a weird concept—that the bugs we lug around appear to be essential to establishing the basic nature of who we are. Cultured from damp feet, these bacteria, attached here to a fiber, thrive in sweat, which is odorless. But when sweat collects, it creates a breeding ground for odoriferous microbes. More sweat glands are concentrated on our palms and on the soles of our feet than anywhere else.

Manually colored 3D-like scanning-electron-micrograph by Martin Oeggerli.

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