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Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct;191(4):1130-2.

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

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Microbiology and Immunology, Ghent University, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium.

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.

PMID:
15507931
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajog.2004.04.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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