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Table 1 Core microbiomes of lettuce after processing and prior to storage, and during MAP storage

From: Seasonality, shelf life and storage atmosphere are main drivers of the microbiome and E. coli O157:H7 colonization of post-harvest lettuce cultivated in a major production area in California

  Taxa Relative abundance (%)
Pre-storage Erwiniaceae Pantoea 1.77 16.53
  Erwiniaceae Pantoea agglomerans 14.76  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas fluorescens 8.92 8.92
  Noncore taxa 74.56  
6 °C storage Erwiniaceae 1.53 33.96
  Erwiniaceae Pantoea 3.25  
  Erwiniaceae Pantoea agglomerans 29.17  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas 0.51 34.13
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas moraviensis 14.37  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas fluorescens 10.38  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas koreensis 7.91  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas granadensis 0.95  
  Noncore taxa 31.91  
24 °C storage Erwiniaceae 2.07 40.59
  Erwiniaceae Pantoea 4.24  
  Erwiniaceae Pantoea agglomerans 32.25  
  Erwiniaceae Pantoea vagans 0.12  
  Erwiniaceae Erwinia 0.86  
  Erwiniaceae Erwinia persicina 0.84  
  Erwiniaceae Erwinia gerundensis 0.20  
  Enterobacteriaceae 1.22 19.33
  Enterobacteriaceae Enterobacter cloacae 11.49  
  Enterobacteriaceae Leclercia adecarboxylata 6.61  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas moraviensis 3.92 7.57
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas koreensis 2.05  
  Pseudomonadaceae Pseudomonas fluorescens 1.60  
  Noncore taxa 32.52  
  1. Core microbiomes were determined based on all DA and TT samples, inoculated and noninoculated