NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The foot is home to some of the most diverse and variable fungal communities on the human body, a new skin microbiome study suggests.

"[Y]our feet are teeming with fungal diversity, so wear your flip flops in locker rooms if you don’t want to mix your foot fungi with someone else’s fungi," the National Human Genome Research Institute's Julie Segre, co-senior author on the study, said in a statement.

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