...on the external genitalia of a population of healthy male donkeys in the state of Michigan, USA. Or - in laymen’s terms - Donkey Dong Germ. The study came to the following results:
All 43 donkeys yielded gram-positive bacteria (2–8 species) from all four sites sampled. Arcanobacterium spp., Corynebacterium spp., and Bacillus spp. were the most frequently isolated gram-positive bacteria. Gram-negative bacteria were cultured from 16 (37.2%) of the 43 donkeys, with Acinetobacterlwoffii (16.3%), Oligella urethralis (11.6%), and Taylorellaasinigenitalis (9.3%), the most frequently isolated. Fungi were cultured from only 5 (11.6%) of the 43 donkeys, with Rhizopus spp. isolated from 3 (7.0%) and Cladosporium spp. from 2 (4.7%) individuals.
You now have a small talk topic for your next party. You’re welcome!