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Table 1 Top 20 phyla, families, and genera in air samples (N = 69) and surface samples (N = 177). Dots indicate that a group is also represented in the top 20 set from the other sample matrix. Prevalence is the sum of prevalence of all ASVs within a taxonomic group

From: The subway microbiome: seasonal dynamics and direct comparison of air and surface bacterial communities

Air samples Surface samples
Phylum   Prevalence Abundance (%) Phylum   Prevalence Abundance (%)
Actinobacteria 32638 42.92 Actinobacteria 59693 31.32
Proteobacteria 27216 23.88 Proteobacteria 61648 27.47
Firmicutes 12494 11.97 Firmicutes 28790 16.65
Bacteroidetes 13390 8.10 Bacteroidetes 34972 10.99
Cyanobacteria 3988 6.29 Cyanobacteria 10775 7.88
Chloroflexi 2731 1.53 Deinococcus-Thermus 3184 1.37
Acidobacteria 2451 1.10 Acidobacteria 4904 1.05
Deinococcus-Thermus 1445 1.06 Chloroflexi 3591 0.67
Planctomycetes 1976 0.68 Fusobacteria 1557 0.59
Euryarchaeota 294 0.66 Planctomycetes 3321 0.51
Gemmatimonadetes 1335 0.53 Verrucomicrobia 2281 0.37
Patescibacteria 998 0.34 Patescibacteria 2086 0.33
Verrucomicrobia 910 0.33 Gemmatimonadetes 1667 0.26
FBP 410 0.17 FBP 958 0.18
Armatimonadetes 381 0.15 Armatimonadetes 773 0.12
Fusobacteria 250 0.10 Euryarchaeota 162 0.11
Chlamydiae 185 0.06 Epsilonbacteraeota 155 0.03
Epsilonbacteraeota 65 0.03 Chlamydiae 172 0.02
Nitrospirae 56 0.02 Spirochaetes 111 0.02
Spirochaetes 28 0.01 Nitrospirae 69 0.01
Family   Prevalence Abundance (%) Family   Prevalence Abundance (%)
Unassigned 19657 15.01 Unassigned 42005 14.23
Micrococcaceae 3092 10.49 Micrococcaceae 5787 7.21
Sphingomonadaceae 3354 4.78 Sphingomonadaceae 8367 5.84
Staphylococcaceae 1965 4.26 Staphylococcaceae 4280 5.00
Burkholderiaceae 5034 4.06 Streptococcaceae 3810 4.53
Rubrobacteriaceae   1143 3.52 Burkholderiaceae 10578 4.42
Hymenobacteraceae 4187 3.35 Hymebacteraceae 9178 3.84
Nocardioidaceae 2899 3.24 Moraxellaceae 3982 3.35
Moraxellaceae 1689 2.96 Corynebacteriaceae 4365 3.34
Acetobacteraceae 2555 2.60 Acetobacteraceae 5957 2.64
Corynebacteriaceae 1578 2.49 Cardioidaceae 4933 2.29
Intrasporangiaceae 1498 2.30 Propionibacteriaceae 2947 2.20
Pseudonocardiaceae   1755 2.14 Beijerinckiaceae 3413 2.06
Beijerinckiaceae 1558 2.07 Microbacteriaceae 3654 1.93
Geodermatophilaceae 969 2.06 Flavobacteriaceae 4970 1.89
Microbacteriaceae 1604 1.80 Intrasporangiaceae 2498 1.52
Propionibacteriaceae 1224 1.71 Geodermatophilaceae 1747 1.46
Streptococcaceae 955 1.43 Rhodobacteraceae 3227 1.28
Rhodobacteraceae 1543 1.27 Lactobacillaceae   1474 1.16
Flavobacteriaceae 1476 1.13 Deinococcaceae   2604 1.15
Genus   Prevalence Abundance (%) Genus   Prevalence Abundance (%)
Unassigned 38724 26.51 Unassigned 82052 24.72
Micrococcus 377 3.97 Staphylococcus 3208 4.57
Staphylococcus 1445 3.83 Sphingomonas 3184 4.23
Rubrobacter   1143 3.52 Streptococcus 2430 3.96
Sphingomonas 1260 3.37 Hymenobacter 8696 3.75
Hymenobacter 3850 3.19 Corynebacterium 3278 2.70
Arthrobacter 999 2.99 Arthrobacter 1904 2.07
Corynebacterium 1248 2.13 Kocuria 915 1.99
Nocardioides 1867 2.06 Micrococcus 594 1.82
Psychrobacter 453 1.49 Psychrobacter 1106 1.65
Blastococcus   494 1.38 Flavobacterium 3355 1.54
Kocuria 383 1.26 Nocardioides 2985 1.43
Streptococcus 658 1.22 Cutibacterium   523 1.23
Pseudonocardia   753 1.10 Lactobacillus 1459 1.16
Nesterenkonia   378 0.92 Deinococcus 2528 1.14
Flavobacterium 907 0.92 Massilia   1738 1.01
Methylobacterium   315 0.84 Pseudomonas   1545 0.92
Deinococcus 1025 0.80 Acinetobacter   1596 0.84
Lactobacillus 629 0.80 1174-901-12   1076 0.83
Acidiphilium 593 0.80 Acidiphilium 1432 0.78