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Table 2 Sample collection summary and summary of the number of 16S rRNA genes assembled

From: Microbes in the neonatal intensive care unit resemble those found in the gut of premature infants

Characteristic Infant 1 Infant 2
No. of samples
Electronics 10 4
Surfaces 7 5
Incubator 8 4
Sink 9 10
Hands 8 2
Tubes 6 4
Fecal 9 7
Total 57 36
No. of EMIRGE sequences
Electronics 3,359 1,298
Surfaces 2,440 2,205
Incubators 2,270 1,751
Sinks 2,936 4,766
Hands 1,783 812
Tubes 272 198
Fecal 33 32
Total 13,093 11,062
No. of OTUs
Electronics 3,353 1,293
Surfaces 2,436 2,197
Incubators 2,264 1,749
Sinks 2,933 4,762
Hands 1,781 812
Tubes 271 198
Fecal 33 32
Total 13,071 11,043
Shared OTUs 3,822  
No. of unique OTUs
Electronics 2,486 1,202
Surfaces 2,211 2,015
Incubators 2,048 1,606
Sinks 2,756 4,453
Hands 1,603 801
Tubes 256 185
Fecal 11 11
Total 10,371 10,273
  1. EMIRGE ‘expectation maximization iterative reconstruction of genes from the environment’, OTU operational taxonomic unit.