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Bacterial communities associated with cell phones and shoes

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RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
RT @bykriscampbell: Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of so…
Neat proposal put forward in this microbiome public engagement project (published here as preprint): For a proxy of someone's skin and oral microbiota, sample their cell phone.
RT @WvSchaik: Interesting study showing that microbiota of shoes and microbiota of phones is different: https://t.co/3wkdkyHdwB
RT @WvSchaik: Interesting study showing that microbiota of shoes and microbiota of phones is different: https://t.co/3wkdkyHdwB
RT @WvSchaik: Interesting study showing that microbiota of shoes and microbiota of phones is different: https://t.co/3wkdkyHdwB
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RT @WvSchaik: Interesting study showing that microbiota of shoes and microbiota of phones is different: https://t.co/3wkdkyHdwB
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RT @phylogenomics: Would love comments on our new preprint at @biorxivpreprint: Cell phone and shoe bacteria https://t.co/MpXsnDcTS3 cc: @…
RT @phylogenomics: Would love comments on our new preprint at @biorxivpreprint: Cell phone and shoe bacteria https://t.co/MpXsnDcTS3 cc: @…
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RT @WvSchaik: Interesting study showing that microbiota of shoes and microbiota of phones is different: https://t.co/3wkdkyHdwB
RT @WvSchaik: Interesting study showing that microbiota of shoes and microbiota of phones is different: https://t.co/3wkdkyHdwB
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RT @phylogenomics: Would love comments on our new preprint at @biorxivpreprint: Cell phone and shoe bacteria https://t.co/MpXsnDcTS3 cc: @…
RT @phylogenomics: Would love comments on our new preprint at @biorxivpreprint: Cell phone and shoe bacteria https://t.co/MpXsnDcTS3 cc: @…
RT @phylogenomics: Would love comments on our new preprint at @biorxivpreprint: Cell phone and shoe bacteria https://t.co/MpXsnDcTS3 cc: @…
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Additional Information

Competing Interests

Jonathan Eisen is currently on the Scientific Advisory Board of Zymo Research but was not when the work described here was carried out. Darlene Cavalier is the founder and a member of both Science Cheerleader and SciStarter.org. Wendy Brown is a volunteer member of Science Cheerleader. All authors declare that they all use cell phones and wear shoes, but have no other competing interests.

Author Contributions

David A Coil conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Russell Y Neches conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Jenna M Lang conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, approved the final draft.

Guillaume Jospin analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, approved the final draft.

Wendy E Brown conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, approved the final draft.

Darlene Cavalier conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, approved the final draft.

Jarrad Hampton-Marcell contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, approved the final draft.

Jack A Gilbert contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Jonathan A Eisen conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Human Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

This study was performed under an expedited review and waiver through the University of Chicago IRB under protocol 'Phones and Shoes Study' IRB13-1091" awarded to Jack Gilbert.

DNA Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of DNA sequences:

All raw sequencing data has been deposited at NCBI under BioProject PRJNA470730 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sra/SRP145522).

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

All data analysis, supporting files and intermediate analysis files are available at Zenodo: (https://zenodo.org/record/1419350#.W6Uy5PlRdEY). An interactive visualization of this data is available at www.phinch.org.

Funding

Funding for this study was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through their program in the “Microbiology of the Built Environment”. The funder had no role in the design of the study, collection/analysis/interpretation of data or in writing the manuscript.


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