Universal DNA primers amplify bacterial DNA from human fetal membranes and link Fusobacterium nucleatum with prolonged preterm membrane rupture.

@article{Cahill2005UniversalDP,
  title={Universal DNA primers amplify bacterial DNA from human fetal membranes and link Fusobacterium nucleatum with prolonged preterm membrane rupture.},
  author={Rachel Cahill and Shuwen Tan and G. Dougan and Peadar {\'O}'Gaora and Derek Pickard and Nigel L Kennea and Mark H F Sullivan and Robert G. Feldman and Anthony David Edwards},
  journal={Molecular human reproduction},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 10},
  pages={761-6}
}
A large number of bacterial species have been identified in fetal membranes after preterm labour (PTL) associated with intrauterine infection by microbiological culture. In this study, we have investigated a molecular and bioinformatic approach to organism identification which surmounts the need for specific and diverse microbiological culture conditions required by conventional methods. Samples of fetal membranes were taken from 37 preterm infants, and 6 normal term controls delivered by… CONTINUE READING