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.
More Microbe Week videos! (Click "show more" for links)
BrainCraft: Good Sleep = Good Gut? https://youtu.be/jkjqQXX47KE
Gross Science: What Really Causes Cavities? https://youtu.be/WU05zZJKSdE
AMNH: Microbes of New York https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTdeZU_8cLI
Science Friday: Your Very Special Bacterial Cloud https://youtu.be/2_ib7Z4bmrg
Inspired by the Secret World Inside You exhibition http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/the-secret-world-inside-you
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
Microbe Stills by B. Peterson © AMNH
Special Thanks to Roxana Hickey, Jessica Green, Ashley Bateman, Clarisse Betancourt and Erin Chapman