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Microbial Biogeography of Public Restroom Surfaces

  • Gilberto E. Flores,

    Affiliation: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Scott T. Bates,

    Affiliation: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Dan Knights,

    Affiliation: Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Christian L. Lauber,

    Affiliation: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Jesse Stombaugh,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Rob Knight,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Noah Fierer mail

    noah.fierer@colorado.edu

    Affiliations: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Published: November 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028132

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Publication: Top News New Zealand
Title: “Study Identifies Bacteria Found In Public Restrooms | TopNews New Zealand”
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Publication: Toronto Sun
Title: “All bathroom surfaces crawling with bacteria: Study | Health & Fitness | Life | Toronto Sun”
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Publication: Press Release
Title: “Public restrooms ripe with bacteria, study says”
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Publication: The Dominion Post
Title: “People use feet to flush toilets | Stuff.co.nz”
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Publication: Scientific American Blogs
Title: “Public bathrooms house thousands of kinds of bacteria | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network”
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Publication: Newstrack India
Title: “Public bathrooms 'home to plethora of bacteria'”
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Publication: International Business Times
Title: “Ew! Bacteria Fester Everywhere in Public Restrooms, Study Finds”
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Publication: My Health News Daily
Title: “Public Restrooms Home to Diverse Bacterial Communities | MyHealthNewsDaily.com”
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Title: “PressTV - Public bathroom bacteria identified”
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Publication: The Washington Post
Title: “Study offers compelling reminder to wash our hands - The Checkup - The Washington Post”
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Publication: NPR
Title: “Scientists Bag Small Game In Bathroom Germ Safari : Shots - Health Blog : NPR”
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Publication: Los Angeles Times
Title: “Public bathrooms are filled with various types of bacteria - latimes.com”
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Publication: Macleans
Title: “They're everywhere: Bathroom surfaces full of germs, study finds | Macleans.ca - Canada - Features”
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Publication: Web MD
Title: “Bacteria Flourish in Public Restrooms”
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RE: Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 02 Dec 2011 at 18:45 GMT

The following article represents some of the media coverage that has occurred for this paper:

Publication: Indian Express
Title: “Why you should wash your hand after using toilet? - Indian Express”
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Publication: CBS News
Title: “Bacteria flourish in public restrooms”
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Publication: Science 2.0 Blog
Title: “Human-associated Species Dominate Restroom Bacterial Communities”
http://www.science20.com/...

Publication: Science 2.0
Title: “Public Toilet Bacteria”
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Publication: The Western Star
Title: “They’re everywhere: Bathroom surfaces full of germs, study finds”
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RE: RE: Media Coverage of this Article

PLoS_ONE_Group replied to PLoS_ONE_Group on 16 Dec 2011 at 21:09 GMT

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Publication: Winona Daily News
Title: “Dr. Frank Bures: Study reveals what lives in our bathrooms”
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