#Microbiotiful - A dog's paw

A dog left its footprint on a contact plate we produced in our Molsheim site in France. Do you recognize any of the microorganisms we found?

Just like we humans, our canine friends need to have microbial diversity on their skin and paws. This community of microorganisms, known as the microbiota, acts as a barrier for the dog to avoid infections. As dogs like to walk and play in puddles when outside, they temporarily carry other microorganisms as well. 

microbes observed