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Microbes in the built environment

Last updated over 5 years ago

The Biology in the Built Environment Center at University of Oregon (http://biobe.uoregon.edu/) seeks to understand the microbiome of indoor environments. The goal is to optimize the design and operation of buildings to promote both human health and environmental sustainability. These are some of the organisms that have been found so far to be especially distinctive in mechnically-ventilated spaces or window-ventilated spaces. Based on results in press from Jessica Green and Steve Kembel.

  • Agromonas

    One kind found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces. Another kind is also found in outdoor air.

  • Paracoccus

    One kind found in air in window-ventilated spaces.

  • Roseomonas

    One kind found in air in window-ventilated spaces.

  • Enhydrobacter

    One kind found in air in window-ventilated spaces.

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    Khakista

    Diatoms

    One kind found in air in window-ventilated spaces.

  • Aquabacterium

    Two kinds found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces.

  • Asticcacaulis

    One kind found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces.

  • Cloacibacterium

    One kind found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces.

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    Staphylococcus

    Three kinds found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces.

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    Serratia

    One kind found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces.

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    Ralstonia

    Six kinds are found in air in mechanically-ventilated spaces.