Sample storage conditions significantly influence faecal microbiome profiles

@inproceedings{Choo2015SampleSC,
  title={Sample storage conditions significantly influence faecal microbiome profiles},
  author={J Choo and Lex EX Leong and Geraint Berian Rogers},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Sequencing-based studies of the human faecal microbiota are increasingly common. Appropriate storage of sample material is essential to avoid the introduction of post-collection bias in microbial community composition. Rapid freezing to -80 °C is commonly considered to be best-practice. However, this is not feasible in many studies, particularly those involving sample collection in participants' homes. We determined the extent to which a range of stabilisation and storage strategies maintained… CONTINUE READING
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