Title

Culture-independent analysis of vaginal microflora: the unrecognized association of Atopobium vaginae with bacterial vaginosis

Document Type

Article

Department

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (East Africa)

Abstract

Although the pathogenesis of bacterial vaginosis remains elusive, a few microorganisms, such as Gardnerella vaginalis, are considered markers on Gram stain or culture. Culture-independent analysis of vaginal microflora using 16S rDNA cloning and sequencing of total bacterial communities reveals the gram-positive Atopobium vaginae as a predominant species in disturbed vaginal flora.

Comments

This work was published before the author joined Aga Khan University.

Publication

American journal of obstetrics and gynecology

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