Analysis of the Upper Respiratory Tract Microbiotas as the Source of the Lung and Gastric Microbiotas in Healthy Individuals

@inproceedings{Bassis2015AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the Upper Respiratory Tract Microbiotas as the Source of the Lung and Gastric Microbiotas in Healthy Individuals},
  author={Christine M. Bassis and John R. Erb-Downward and Robert P Dickson and Christine M Freeman and Thomas M Schmidt and Vincent B Young and James M. Beck and Jeffrey L Curtis and Gary B Huffnagle},
  booktitle={mBio},
  year={2015}
}
UNLABELLED No studies have examined the relationships between bacterial communities along sites of the upper aerodigestive tract of an individual subject. Our objective was to perform an intrasubject and intersite analysis to determine the contributions of two upper mucosal sites (mouth and nose) as source communities for the bacterial microbiome of lower sites (lungs and stomach). Oral wash, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid, nasal swab, and gastric aspirate samples were collected from 28… CONTINUE READING
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