According to Los Angeles Times, a typical person's heel will be home to at least 80 types of fungi, while 60 types of fungi will reside in between the toes and 40 on the toenail.
According to Fox, researchers from National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) examined 10 adults to map the fungi on them, which they did by using DNA sequencing.
The study revealed that about 20 percent of the participants showed signs of possible foot fungal infections, which affect more than 20 million people throughout North America.
The findings were published in the Journal Nature May 2013
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