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Review

Studying the microbiology of the indoor environment

Scott T Kelley1* and Jack A Gilbert23

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biology, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

2 Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA

3 Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 5640 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

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Genome Biology 2013, 14:202  doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-2-202

Published: 28 February 2013

Abstract

The majority of people in the developed world spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. Here, we examine our understanding of the bacteria that co-inhabit our artificial world and how they might influence human health.