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Table 1 SourceTracker predictions for proportions of potential sources and sinks between air and surfaces sampled

From: A comparison of methods used to unveil the genetic and metabolic pool in the built environment

Source ecosystem Sink ecosystem Source and sink distance (cm) Source proportion (%)
Air
 Air Bed rim (bedside)—wood 30 49.5
 Air Chair seat—leather 90 0
 Air Bed rim (bedfront)—wood 180 11.0
 Air Window-side (indoor)—stone 190 12.8
 Air Window-side (outdoor)—cement 210 0
Surface–material
 Bed rim (bedside)—wood Air 30 52.2
 Chair seat-leather Air 90 0.01
 Bed rim (bedfront)—wood Air 180 0
 Window-side (indoor)—stone Air 190 1.4
 Window-side (outdoor)—cement Air 210 0