New papers on microbiology of the built environment, October 30, 2015

The latest papers on microbiome of buildings and other objects used by humans. Today, we have microbiomes of water reservoirs and plumbing pipes, Brazilian money notes, an Italian cheese factory, and a brewery. For more microbiome papers from other sources (both human-associated or environmental), check out my daily blog MicrobiomeDigest.com. Impact of Water Chemistry, Pipe …

Bacterial Yin and Yang of Cheese

Cheese has often been studied as a microbe-rich environment. The variety of interactions in one of the tastiest foods on earth (personal opinion) is still only just being discovered. A recent paper from Stellato et al attempts to study these interactions by swabbing and sequencing the food itself and the various surfaces it comes into contact with during the …

New papers on microbiology of the built environment, September 6, 2015

Here are the microbiology of the built environment papers that were already featured on my MicrobiomeDigest blog this week, all in one handy edition. The first paper is about dust, so Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities In Dust would match perfectly. The ecology of microscopic life in household dust – Albert Barberán – Proceedings B …