Do you know what our digestive system, the soil and the ocean have in common? They are all home to trillions of individual microbes. As a matter of fact, microbes consist of more than half of the living cells in our body. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to digest many components of food and function normally.
Microbiome, a term used to describe the specific collection of microbes existing in a particular environment, has become an intensively studied research field over the past few decades. Research on the human microbiome has become a flourishing area of medical research with more than $1.7 billion being spent over the past decade alone. Now more than ever may be the best time to become a microbiologist to study human microbiome. This microbes enamel pin is a cute accessory that easily displays a microbiologist’s passion, a perfect gift for them.