A must read on indoor microbiology: Sources of airborne microorganisms in the built environment 

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Source: Sources of airborne microorganisms in the built environment | Microbiome | Full Text

Really nice new review paper by Aaron Prissin and Linsey Marr.

It covers research on sources of airborne microbes including

  • Humans
  • Pets
  • Plants
  • Plumbing
  • HVACs
  • Water damage
  • Dust
  • Outdoor air

Really thorough with tons of references and discussion of the strength of the information about possible sources. A true must read.

3 thoughts on “A must read on indoor microbiology: Sources of airborne microorganisms in the built environment 

    1. I saw this entry on Twitter when you first posted it. Thanks! As a follow-up, the German magazine Focus asked permission to use the cartoon above in an article about the microbiome.

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.