Journal : Applied and Environmental Microbiology , vol. 75 , p. 7855–7857–3 , 2009
International Standard Numbers
Printed : 0099-2240
Electronic : 1098-5336
Publication type : Academic article
Issue : 24
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We analyzed the temporal and spatial diversity of the microbiota in a low-usage and a high-usage hospital tap. We identified a tap-specific colonization pattern, with potential human pathogens being overrepresented in the low-usage tap. We propose that founder effects and local adaptation caused the tap-specific colonization patterns. Our conclusion is that tap-specific colonization represents a potential challenge for water safety.