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Sampling Bacterial DNA on Household Surfaces

Caption: For the NC State study, citizen scientists in 40 homes sampled nine common surfaces to help researchers determine what kinds of bacteria lived there, and in what relative numbers. Here, one of the citizen scientists is sampling the surface of a cutting board.

Credit: Holly Menninger, North Carolina State University

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