The Microbial Handprint Project

The human microbiome is a pervasive topic as of late.  Almost every day a news outlet reports something new about our microbes.  As I see it we are mobile homes for all those little cells.  You need never handf16fworhandf16ery about being alone–microbial cells are as numerous as our own.  To this end, I have started a fun project with my students.  It is really simple-Put your hand on a large nutrient agar plate and see what grows.  No two hands are alike!
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