Additional file 8.

Topographical distribution of bacteria on skin sites on the back. The upper buttock skin contains a high bacterial diversity (data from the present study) and its microbial composition is intermediate between the microbiome of the back between the scapulae and the lower buttock as published by Grice et al [18]. Moist sites are labeled in green, sebaceous sites are labeled in blue, and dry surfaces in red. The upper buttock is labeled in purple.

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Zeeuwen et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R101   doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-11-r101