Fingerprinting cities: differentiating subway microbiome functionality

Abstract

Accumulating evidence suggests that the human microbiome impacts individual and public health. City subway systems are human-dense environments, where passengers often exchange microbes. The MetaSUB project participants collected samples from subway surfaces in different cities and performed metagenomic sequencing. Previous studies focused on taxonomic composition of these microbiomes and no explicit functional analysis had been done till now.

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Biology Direct
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Chengsheng Zhu
PostDoctoral Associate

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