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Feet home to more than 100 fungi


22 May 2013

Feet home to more than 100 fungi

By Helen Briggs
BBC News




We all have nearly 200 different types of fungi colonising our feet, scientists have discovered.

Fungi live all over the human body, but their favourite spots are the heel, under toenails and between the toes, according to a US study.

A new map of the body's fungal diversity could help combat skin conditions such as athlete's foot, researchers report in Nature journal.

Harmless fungi live naturally on skin but cause infection if they multiply. (....)

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-22622689

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