Microorganisms model: Can you live on my skin?
If you can, you’re not alone.
But you might be surprised.
Microorganisms model has been a major focus of research and development since the late 1960s.
Since then, it has grown to encompass a broad range of biological phenomena, from understanding how cells form and develop to understanding how they live on and interact with the environment.
The aim of the Microorganisms Modeling Group at the University of Manchester was to develop a model that could be used to study the diversity of the microorganisms that live on people’s skin.
The team of researchers analysed skin samples from over 2,000 people and collected a broad array of samples including saliva, urine, faeces and skin cells.
They then compared the characteristics of these different microbial communities, and discovered that there were very few differences between people who had lived for a few days on their skin versus those who had not.
It is not clear exactly how these differences came about.
For example, the skin cells of the people with the highest bacterial diversity were found to have the highest concentrations of specific DNA-like molecules, or “dna” proteins.
But the researchers believe this is because the diversity is higher in the cells of people with higher diversity in their genes.
The researchers also found that people with lower diversity in the skin had fewer dna proteins and higher concentrations of proteins called “cocyanins” in their skin.
The covalent bond between these proteins helps to bind to DNA and bind to bacteria, which in turn help to protect the cells from the environment, which is why skin cells are so susceptible to infection.
The study found that skin cells from people with a lower diversity of bacterial communities tended to have more bacteria.
But people with high diversity of skin cells also had more of the other types of bacteria.
“In this study, we’ve shown that we can identify the microbial communities on the skin of people living for several days on the streets, and that there’s a wide range of microbes on the surface of people’s skins,” Dr Harker said.
“There are many factors that we have to take into account in order to find out what are the most important factors in determining the composition of the skin microbiota on the human body.”
The research is being published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The University of Warwick has a joint department of biology and chemistry with the University at Oxford.