Monthly Archives: February 2015

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A day in the life of the Penn Station microbiome


To gauge the persistence of a microbial signature at a station, we sampled one train station (Penn Station) in triplicate every hour on the hour during a weekday. We found that certain taxa are prevalent at every time point, yet a high degree of fluctuation was observed in some genera over the course of the […]

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The elusive bacteria of the South Ferry station


The station with the most unique bacteria was the South Ferry Station on the ‘‘1’’ subway line in Manhattan. This was the only station completely flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and it has been closed since that time. Notably, we observe ten unique species of bacteria that were present in the single flooded station […]

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