Exotic airborne bacteria identified in urban resuspended dust by next generation sequencing

Nora Kováts, Eszter Horváth, Katalin Hubai, A. Hoffer, Beatrix Jancsek-Turóczi, Csaba Fekete

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The airborne transport of bacteria is a well-known phenomenon, making it possible to exchange species between ecosystems, but it also provides a tool for spreading of pathogenic microorganisms. As part of a large-scale study, microbial community of inhalable and respirable fractions (PM1-10) of resuspended dust collected in Budapest (Hungary) has been characterised by culture-independent next generation sequencing (NGS) of variable 16S rRNA gene regions. Apart from common, mostly ubiqituos soil and organic material-dwelling bacteria, exotic airborne species have been identified, such as Variovorax ginsengisoli, previously isolated from Korean ginseng fields or Exiguobacterium sibiricum, isolated from the Siberian permafrost.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04009
JournalE3S Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2019
Event2019 Central Asian DUst Conference, CADUC 2019 - Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Duration: Apr 8 2019Apr 12 2019


  • Inhalable and respirable fractions
  • Microbial community
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Urban resuspended dust

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Energy(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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