Domestic shower hose biofilms contain fungal species capable of causing opportunistic infection.

@article{Moat2016DomesticSH,
  title={Domestic shower hose biofilms contain fungal species capable of causing opportunistic infection.},
  author={John Moat and Athanasios Rizoulis and Graeme Fox and Mathew Upton},
  journal={Journal of water and health},
  year={2016},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={727-737}
}
The domestic environment can be a source of pathogenic bacteria. We show here that domestic shower hoses may harbour potentially pathogenic bacteria and fungi. Well-developed biofilms were physically removed from the internal surface of shower hoses collected in four locations in England and Scotland. Amplicon pyrosequencing of 16S and 18S rRNA targets revealed the presence of common aquatic and environmental bacteria, including members of the Actinobacteria, Alphaproteobacteria, Bacteroidetes… CONTINUE READING

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