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Crosspost: Sampling the Wild Microbial Life of My Home

Crossposting this from my Tree of Life blog.

Just finally got around to doing the sampling of my house for the Wild Life of Our Homes microbial sampling project.

I signed up online, got a kit, got a registration code, and did the sampling today.  I swabbed the exterior door frame, an interior door frame, the kitchen counter and my pillow case.  Plus as a bonus, my 7 year old daughter helped – learning a bit about microbial sampling and also taking pictures of me at work (and a few of herself).

So many cool Citizen Microbiology projects going on now. Some information about them is here but I need to update the links there.

Photo courtesy A. Eisen.
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