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Table 5 Natural habitats of shared bacterial taxa identified by pairwise comparisons

From: Metagenomic analyses of bacteria on human hairs: a qualitative assessment for applications in forensic science

Shared bacterial taxa


Aggregibacter segnis (Pasteurellaceae)

Normal human oral flora [51]

Anaerococcus spp. (Tissierella nov.fam.)

Commensal human flora, opportunistic pathogens also environmental [46],[47]


High order taxon (Class). Members largely environmental, also include human pathogens and commensals [60]

Bifidobacterium spp. (Bifidobacteriaceae)

Normal intestinal flora [39]

Corynebacterium × 1 spp. (Corynebacteriaceae)

Key members associated as part of skin flora [39]

Dialister spp. (Veillonaceae)

Implicated in oral cavity diseases [39]


Environmental and implications as an emerging human pathogen [48]

Knoellia subterranea (Intrasporangiaceae)

Environmental [61]

Lactobacillus iners and Lactobacillus spp. ×6 (Lactobacillaceae)

Part of a suite of lactobacilli that inhabit human female genital-urinary area [40]

Mycoplana spp. (Caulobacteraceae)

Environmental [62]


Members may be human commensals (of the mouth) or pathogenic [39]

Paracoccus (Rhodobacteriaceae)

Environmental [49]

Peptinophilus spp. (Tissierella fam.nov.)

Pathogenic [47]

Prevotella spp. (Prevotellaceae)

Oral, vaginal and GIT commensals [39]


Plant pathogen (opportunistic human pathogen) [59]

  1. The taxa and habitats relate to the data provided in Table 2.