Your Very Special Microbial Cloud

It’s floating all around you, all the time—a wafting cloud formed by billions of bacteria that slough off your body with every movement you make. At the Biology and the Built Environment Center at the University of Oregon, researchers have revealed that not only can they detect and catalog this personal microbial cloud, but each person’s cloud is unique.


Produced by Luke Groskin

Music by Audio Network and Ego Plum’s Live Performance of Raymond Scott‘s  “In the Hall of the Mountain Queen”

Additional Video by
The American Museum of Natural History and Microbe Stills by B. Peterson © AMNH

Special Thanks to Roxana Hickey, Jessica Green, Ashley Bateman,  Clarisse Betancourt and Erin Chapman

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