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"The researchers found that a single type of fungus, belonging to the genus Malassezia, is predominant on the head and trunk. Hands, which harbor a great diversity of bacteria, are home for relatively few types of fungi. In contrast, feet, including toenails, heels and toe webs contain tremendous diversity.

"Applying DNA sequencing to a study of the skin's fungi is the natural progression in understanding microbial life that co-exists on our bodies," said NHGRI Scientific Director Daniel Kastner, M.D., Ph.D. "Along with recent genome sequencing to define bacterial diversity, this analysis of fungal diversity provides a more complete human microbiome picture."

"Fungal communities occupy complex niches, even on the human body," said Heidi Kong, M.D., co-senior author and an investigator in the dermatology branch of NCI's Center for Cancer Research. "By gaining a more complete awareness of the fungal and bacterial ecosystems, we can better address associated skin diseases, including skin conditions which can be related to cancer treatments.""

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Is there another reference for this research please?

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The link is given at bottom of the article that you linked to. It's a Nature paper so you need to have access rights.

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Just a tip, links of the form dx.doi.org/whatever tend to link to academic articles. –  Chinmay Kanchi May 23 '13 at 15:54
    
@ChinmayKanchi I can't access that link. –  dee Jun 25 '13 at 10:27
    
The doi-based link looks like this: dx.doi.org/doi:10.1038/nature12171 –  Alan Boyd Jun 25 '13 at 13:57
    
Hi @AlanBoyd, how are you doing? thanks for your reference. –  dee Jun 25 '13 at 15:47
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