What lives there

Armpit bacteria plating

We have stuck our swabs and noses under more than a thousand armpits. Below are armpit bacteria on blood agar plates. The advantage of such plates is the easy distinction between different bacteria: some will create a light zone due to the breakdown of hemoglobin, others will create a dark zone due to coagulation and yet other bacteria will not create a zone around them, but will profile themselves in another way.

The legend represents the participant reference number, gender and hedonic value. The hedonic value is determined by a trained odor panel and represents the pleasantness of the smell on a scale of -8 (very unpleasant) to 0 (neutral) to +8 (very pleasant). 

 


ID: 0 Dirk Draulans | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0


ID: 0 Eline De Munck | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: n.d.


ID: 0 Katja Schuurman | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,5


ID: 0 Lieven Scheire | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1.15


ID: 1 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0,36


ID: 10 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,56


ID: 100 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,10


ID: 101 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,80


ID: 102 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,40


ID: 104 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -5,33


ID: 105 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -2,08


ID: 106 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,58


ID: 107 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -5,50


ID: 108 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -2,17


ID: 109 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -5,00


ID: 11 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -4,88


ID: 110 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,08


ID: 111 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,50


ID: 112 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,25


ID: 114 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,50


ID: 116 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -4,67


ID: 117 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,17


ID: 118 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,75


ID: 119 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,67


ID: 12 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -4,75


ID: 121 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,92


ID: 123 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,50


ID: 125 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,42


ID: 127 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,50


ID: 128 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,10


ID: 129 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,10


ID: 13 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 1,13


ID: 131 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,00


ID: 132 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -2,00


ID: 133 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,40


ID: 134 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 2,60


ID: 137 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,60


ID: 139 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0,00


ID: 14 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,00


ID: 140 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,70


ID: 142 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 143 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -6,67


ID: 146 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,83


ID: 147 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,43


ID: 149 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,14


ID: 15 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -4,50


ID: 150 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 1,00


ID: 153 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,33


ID: 155 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,43


ID: 156 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,43


ID: 157 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 158 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 159 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 16 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 1,63


ID: 160 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,17


ID: 161 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,57


ID: 162 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -3,71


ID: 164 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,00


ID: 165 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,14


ID: 166 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,79


ID: 167 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,21


ID: 168 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,36


ID: 169 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -6,43


ID: 17 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,25


ID: 170 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -5,58


ID: 172 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,25


ID: 173 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,86


ID: 174 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,08


ID: 175 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,14


ID: 176 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,14


ID: 177 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -2,50


ID: 178 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,07


ID: 179 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,00


ID: 18 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -3,88


ID: 180 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -5,57


ID: 183 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,42


ID: 185 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,67


ID: 186 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 3,17


ID: 187 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,33


ID: 188 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,42


ID: 189 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 1,00


ID: 19 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,00


ID: 190 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 5,17


ID: 191 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,33


ID: 192 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0,00


ID: 193 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,08


ID: 194 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,17


ID: 195 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0,00


ID: 197 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,58


ID: 198 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,00


ID: 199 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,00


ID: 2 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,36


ID: 20 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 2,00


ID: 201 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,42


ID: 203 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,67


ID: 204 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -6,83


ID: 205 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -4,67


ID: 206 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,17


ID: 207 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,50


ID: 208 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -3,38


ID: 209 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,29


ID: 210 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,84


ID: 214 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,56


ID: 216 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,19


ID: 218 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,63


ID: 219 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,88


ID: 22 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0,25


ID: 220 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -4,88


ID: 23 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,00


ID: 24 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 25 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,63


ID: 27 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -5,19


ID: 3 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,79


ID: 30 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,13


ID: 36 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 0,43


ID: 4 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -6,14


ID: 5 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 1,79


ID: 6 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: 1,00


ID: 61 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -6,50


ID: 62 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,75


ID: 63 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -3,17


ID: 64 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -3,67


ID: 65 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,92


ID: 67 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,92


ID: 68 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,75


ID: 69 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,58


ID: 7 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 1,88


ID: 70 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -6,83


ID: 71 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,67


ID: 72 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 73 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,83


ID: 74 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,92


ID: 75 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,17


ID: 76 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 3,33


ID: 77 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,67


ID: 78 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -3,17


ID: 79 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 1,50


ID: 8 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,44


ID: 81 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,60


ID: 83 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,42


ID: 84 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 85 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,17


ID: 86 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,17


ID: 87 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -1,17


ID: 88 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -4,00


ID: 9 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,25


ID: 91 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -3,58


ID: 92 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: 0,17


ID: 93 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -1,75


ID: 94 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,00


ID: 95 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -0,50


ID: 96 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,25


ID: 97 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -5,50


ID: 98 | Gender: F | Hedonic Value: -2,10


ID: 99 | Gender: M | Hedonic Value: -0,80