The sequence file contains MiSeq 16S sequences from surfaces in a university classroom. They are broken up into 4 groups of surfaces, and those groups are divulged within the metadata file. Coordinates in metadata file are grid coordinates from the classroom used for spatial analysis, (1 unit in metadata file = c. 50 cm). Classroom dimensions were 9.2m x 15.2m.
All statistical analysis R code is available on GitHub:
UPDATE: This study is in press at BMC Microbiome Journal:
Meadow JF, Altrichter AE, Kembel SW, Moriyama M, O'Connor TK, Womack AM, Brown GZ, Green JL, Bohannan BJM. (2014) Bacterial Communities on Classroom Surfaces Vary with Human Contact. BMC Microbiome.