Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder, examined the microbes found on fresh fruits and vegetables at area grocery stores using 16S ribosomal gene sequencing. As they report in PLOS One, the different types of produce — they sampled apples, grapes, spinach, alfalfa, and more — harbored different microbes.

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