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A Metagenomics Approach to Understanding the Relationship Between the Vaginal Microbiome, Bacterial Vaginosis, Vaginal Health and Preterm Birth

Publications

White BA, Creedon DJ, et al.
The Vaginal Microbiome In Health and Disease.

Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM. 2011 Oct 01; 22: 389-93.[more]

Ling, Z., Liu, X., et al.
Diversity of Cervicovaginal Microbiota Associated With Female Lower Genital Tract Infections

Microb Ecol. 2011 Apr 01; 61(3): 704-14.[more]

Ling, X. Z., Kong, M. J., et al.
Molecular Analysis of the Diversity of Vaginal Microbiota Associated With Bacterial Vaginosis

BMC Genomics. 2010 Sep 07; 11(1): 488.[more]

Yeoman, C. J., Yildirim, S., et al.
Comparative Genomics of Gardnerella vaginalis Strains Reveals Substantial Differences In Metabolic and Virulence Potential

PLoS One. 2010 Sep 01; 5(8)[more]

Editorial

Fouts, D. E., White, B. A., and Nelson, K. E. (2011) "A metagenomics approach to understanding the relationship between the vaginal microbiome, bacterial vaginosis and preterm birth" Microbiologist 12:23-25.

Principal Investigators

Karen Nelson

Derrick Fouts

Collaborator

Bryan White
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Brenda Wilson
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Doug Creedon
Mayo Clinic

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This photomicrograph reveals bacteria adhering to vaginal epithelial cells known as "clue cells". "Clue cells" are epithelial cells that have had bacteria adhere to their surface, obscuring their borders, and imparting a stippled appearance. The presence of such clue cells is a sign that the patient has bacterial vaginosis.

Image: CDC/M. Rein