Studying the microbiology of the indoor environment

Genome Biol. 2013 Feb 28;14(2):202. doi: 10.1186/gb-2013-14-2-202.


The majority of people in the developed world spend more than 90% of their lives indoors. Here, we examine our understanding of the bacteria that co-inhabit our artificial world and how they might influence human health.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques / methods*
  • Environment, Controlled*
  • Environmental Microbiology*
  • Microbiota*