J Appl Microbiol 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.
Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
Greywater, the wastewater from sinks, showers, and laundry, is an understudied environment for bacterial communities. Most greywater studies focus on quantifying pathogens, often via proxies used in other wastewater, like fecal indicator bacteria; there is a need to identify more greywater-appropriate surrogates, like Staphylococcus sp. Sequencing-based studies have revealed distinct communities in different types of greywater as well as in different parts of greywater infrastructure, including biofilms on pipes, holding tanks, and filtration systems. Read More