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Belly Buttons & Microbiology

September 23, 2013
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It turns out you can learn a lot about microbiology by simply sampling the bacteria from a belly button. Catawba College students enrolled in Dr. Carmony Hartwig's Microbiology and Immunology course last spring swabbed their own navels and discovered a new bacterial world.

Photos courtesy of Dr. Carmony Hartwig