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Title: Ecological succession of the microbial communities of an air-conditioning cooling coil in the tropics
Authors: Acerbi, Enzo
Chenard, Caroline
Miller, Dana
Gaultier, Nicolas Eugene
Heinle, Cassie Elizabeth
Chang, Victor Wei-Chung
Uchida, Akira
Drautz-Moses, Daniela I.
Schuster, Stephan Christoph
Lauro, Federico M.
Keywords: Airborne
16S
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Acerbi, E., Chenard, C., Miller, D., Gaultier, N. E., Heinle, C. E., Chang, V. W. -C., et al. (2016). Ecological succession of the microbial communities of an air-conditioning cooling coil in the tropics. Indoor Air, in press.
Series/Report no.: Indoor Air
Abstract: Air-conditioning systems harbor microorganisms, potentially spreading them to indoor environments. While air and surfaces in air-conditioning systems are periodically sampled as potential sources of indoor microbes, little is known about the dynamics of cooling coil-associated communities and their effect on the downstream airflow. Here, we conducted a 4-week time series sampling to characterize the succession of an air-conditioning duct and cooling coil after cleaning. Using an universal primer pair targeting hypervariable regions of the 16S/18S ribosomal RNA, we observed a community succession for the condensed water, with the most abundant airborne taxon Agaricomycetes fungi dominating the initial phase and Sphingomonas bacteria becoming the most prevalent taxa toward the end of the experiment. Duplicate air samples collected upstream and downstream of the coil suggest that the system does not act as ecological filter or source/sink for specific microbial taxa during the duration of the experiment.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/84693
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/41901
ISSN: 0905-6947
DOI: 10.1111/ina.12306
Rights: © 2016 John Wiley & Sons. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Indoor Air, John Wiley & Sons. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ina.12306].
Fulltext Permission: open
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