Diversity of Cervicovaginal Microbiota Associated with Female Lower Genital Tract Infections

@article{Ling2011DiversityOC,
  title={Diversity of Cervicovaginal Microbiota Associated with Female Lower Genital Tract Infections},
  author={Zongxin Ling and Xia Liu and Xiao-yi Chen and Haibin Zhu and Karen E. Nelson and Yaxian Xia and Lanjuan Li and Charlie Xiang},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={61},
  pages={704-714}
}
The female genital tract (FGT) harbors very large numbers of bacterial species that are known to play an important role on vaginal health. Previous studies have focused on bacterial diversity in the vagina, but little is known about the ectocervical microbiota associated with FGT infections. In our study, vaginal swabs and ectocervical swabs were collected from 100 participants in China, including 30 women with bacterial vaginosis (BV; BV group), 22 women with cervicitis (Cer group), 18 women… CONTINUE READING

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