Table 1

Signature microbes of various built environments

Site

Bacterial species


Office

Streptococcus spp.

Corynebacterium spp.

Flavimonas spp.

Lactobacillus spp.

Burkholderia spp.

Bacillus spp.

Bradyrhizobium spp.


Neonatal intensive care unit

Propionibacterium spp.

Enterobacter spp.

Neisseria spp.

Pseudomonas spp.

Streptococcus spp.

Staphylococcus spp.


Aquarium filter

Nictrospumilus spp. (archaea)

Nitrosospira spp.

Nitrosomonas spp.


Hospital air

Kytococcus sedentarius

Staphylococcus epidermidis

S. haemolyticus

Ralstonia pickettii

Enterobacter spp.

Kocuria rhizophila

Micrococcus luteus

Microcystis aeruginosa

Prochlorococcus marinus

Methylocella silvestris

Methylobacterium extorquens


Catheter

Pseudomonas spp.

Staphylococcus spidermidis

Enterococcus faecalis

Klebsiella spp.


Restroom

Propionibacterium spp.

Corynebacterium spp.

Micrococcaceae

Streptococcus spp.

Staphylococcus spp.

Bacteriodaceae


Shower curtain

Methylobacterium spp.

Sphingomonas spp.


Showerhead

Mycobacterium spp.

Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Legionella spp.


Therapy pool

Mycobacterium spp.

Sphingomonas spp.


Classroom

Propionibacterineae

Xanthomonadaceae

Micrococcineae

Sphingomonas spp.

Caenibacterium

Staphylococcus spp.

Enterobacteriaceae

Corynebacterineae


Kelley and Gilbert Genome Biology 2013 14:202   doi:10.1186/gb-2013-14-2-202