Built Environment Microbiome

Microbes of indoor air, surfaces, growing on buildings, and self-healing concrete.
Created August 2015, updated: September 2016.

Indoor air, dust, and surfaces

Ten questions concerning the microbiomes of buildings – Rachel I. Adams – Building and Environment – September 2016

Book Chapter: Microecologies of the Built Environment – Ted Krueger – in: The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture – Charissa N. Terranova – August 2016

ReviewThe roles of the outdoors and occupants in contributing to a potential pan-microbiome of the built environment: a review – Marcus H. Y. Leung – Microbiome – May 2016

Melding the Old with the New: Trends in Methods Used to Identify, Monitor, and Control Microorganisms on Cultural Heritage Materials – Patricia Sanmartín – Microbial Ecology – April 2016

Walls talk: Microbial biogeography of homes spanning urbanization – Jean F. Ruiz-Calderon – Science Advances – February 2016

Rapid assemblage of diverse environmental fungal communities on public restroom floors – Jennifer Fouquier – Indoor Air – December 2015

Potential association of vacuum cleaning frequency with an altered gut microbiota in pregnant women and their 2-year-old children – Ekaterina Avershina – Microbiome – December 2015

Review: Sources of airborne microorganisms in the built environment – Aaron J. Prussin and Linsey C. Marr – Microbiome – December 2015

Assessment of indoor environmental quality in existing multi-family buildings in North–East Europe – Liuliu Du – Environment International – December 2015

Analysis of the incidence fungi in a crypt cemetery – Cecylia Łukaszuk – Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association – December 2015

Relative and contextual contribution of different sources to the composition and abundance of indoor air bacteria in residences – Marzia Miletto and Steven E. Lindow – Microbiome – December 2015

Characterizing the Bacterial Communities in Retail Stores in the United States – A Hoisington, J. P Maestre, K. A Kinney, J. A Siegel – Indoor Air – November 2015

Microbiota formed on attached stainless steel coupons correlate with the natural biofilm of the sink surface in domestic kitchens – Birgitte Moen – Canadian Journal of Microbiology – November 2015

The ecology of microscopic life in household dust – Albert Barberán – Proceedings of the Royal Society B – August 2015

Key determinants of the fungal and bacterial microbiomes in homes – Eric M. Kettleson – Environmental Research – 2015

Review: Indoor fungi: companions and contaminants – A. Nevalainen – Indoor Air – 2015

From commensalism to mutualism: integrating the microbial ecology, building science, and indoor air communities to advance research on the indoor microbiome – Brent Stephens – Indoor Air – 2015

Microbiological Quality of Indoor Air in University Libraries – Samuel Fekadu Hayleeyesus – Asian Pac J Trop Biomed. – 2014

Indoor-Air Microbiome in an Urban Subway Network: Diversity and Dynamics – Marcus H. Y. Leung – Applied and Environmental Microbiology – 2014

Identification of airborne microbiota in selected areas in a health-care setting in South Africa – Gaofetoge Setlhare – BMC Microbiology – 2014

Architectural Design Drives the Biogeography of Indoor Bacterial Communities
Steven W. Kembel – PLOS ONE – 2014

Dustborne and airborne Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria in high versus low ERMI homes – Atin Adhikari – Science of the Total Environment – June 2014

Diversity of Bacterial Communities of Fitness Center Surfaces in a U.S. Metropolitan Area – Nabanita Mukherjee – Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health – 2014

Review: Studying the microbiology of the indoor environment – Scott T Kelley and Jack A Gilbert – Genome Biology – 2013

Dispersal in microbes: fungi in indoor air are dominated by outdoor air and show dispersal limitation at short distances – Rachel I Adams – The ISME Journal – February 2013

House-hold machines

Microbial diversity of extreme habitats in human homes – Amy M. Savage – PeerJ – September 2016

Bacterial Exchange in Household Washing Machines – Chris Callewaert – Frontiers in Microbiology – December 2015

The coffee-machine bacteriome: biodiversity and colonisation of the wasted coffee tray leach – Cristina Vilanova – Scientific Reports – November 2015

Characterization of Microbial Communities in Household Washing Machines – Ilka D. Nix – Tenside Surfactants Detergents – November 2015

Self-healing concrete

Analysis of bacterial communities in and on concrete – Julia A. Maresca – Materials and Structures – August 2016
Press: Tough microbe settlers in the concrete jungle – Phys.org – September 2016

Self-healing cementitious materials based on bacteria and nutrients immobilized respectively – Huaicheng Chen – Construction and Building Materials – August 2016



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