Emerging role of lactobacilli in the control and maintenance of the vaginal bacterial microflora.

@article{RedondoLopez1990EmergingRO,
  title={Emerging role of lactobacilli in the control and maintenance of the vaginal bacterial microflora.},
  author={V Redondo-Lopez and Robert L. Cook and Jack D. Sobel},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={856-72}
}
The vaginal microflora of healthy asymptomatic women consists of a wide variety (two to five isolates at any one time) of anaerobic and aerobic bacterial genera and species dominated by the facultative, microaerophilic, anaerobic genus Lactobacillus. That the vaginal flora forms part of a dynamically changing ecosystem is evident from the variable prevalence and population levels of each bacterial species detected with repetitive longitudinal sampling, with pregnancy, and with stage in the… CONTINUE READING
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