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TitleWe systematically sample the microbiota in the female reproductive tract from a large cohort of Chinese women of reproductive age using 16S rRNA gene sequencing, conventional bacterial culture and real-time PCR, and demonstrate a continuity of the vagino-uterine microbiome.
Study TypeOther
Abstract Human fetuses are long believed to grow in a sterile environment until birth, when they receive their mothers’ vaginal microbiota. Bacteria have been detected in umbilical cord, amniotic fluid and placenta, which is as yet not viewed as a normal condition. Here we systematically sample the microbiot .. [more]
Description Human fetuses are long believed to grow in a sterile environment until birth, when they receive their mothers’ vaginal microbiota. Bacteria have been detected in umbilical cord, amniotic fluid and placenta, which is as yet not viewed as a normal condition. Here we systematically sample the microbiot .. [more]
Center NameBeijing Genome Institute