The Airborne Metagenome in an Indoor Urban Environment

  title={The Airborne Metagenome in an Indoor Urban Environment},
  author={Susannah G Tringe and Tao Zhang and Xuguo Liu and Yiting Yu and Wah Heng Lee and Jennifer Yap and Fei Yao and Sim Tiow Suan and Seah Keng Ing and Matthew Haynes and Forest Rohwer and Chia-Lin Wei and Patrick J. S. Tan and James Bristow and Edward M. Rubin and Yijun Ruan},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={1 - 7}
The indoor atmosphere is an ecological unit that impacts on public health. To investigate the composition of organisms in this space, we applied culture-independent approaches to microbes harvested from the air of two densely populated urban buildings, from which we analyzed 80 megabases genomic DNA sequence and 6000 16S rDNA clones. The air microbiota is primarily bacteria, including potential opportunistic pathogens commonly isolated from human-inhabited environments such as hospitals, but… CONTINUE READING
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