Acne is not associated with yet-uncultured bacteria.

  title={Acne is not associated with yet-uncultured bacteria.},
  author={Malene Bek-Thomsen and Hans Bredsted Lomholt and Mogens Kilian},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={46 10},
Current clinical and microbiological information on acne fails to demonstrate a clear association between particular species, including Propionibacterium acnes, and disease, and the disease continues to be a considerable problem. To test if acne is associated with hitherto uncultured bacteria residing in diseased skin follicles, sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of approximately 5,700 amplified and cloned 16S rRNA genes were used to determine the microbial diversity in follicles from acne… CONTINUE READING
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