New York: Scientists have found that the human navel plays host to a number of unknown strains of bacteria.
“Several species I’ve got, such as Marimonas, have only been found in the ocean before,” the New York Daily News quoted Zimmer as saying.“I am particular baffled that I carry a species called Georgenia. Before me, scientists had only found it living in the soil. In Japan,” he stated.According to the research team, the results are shocking only because, we just don’t know enough about microbial diversity in different habitats – including our belly buttons. ANI