Bacterial communities in women with bacterial vaginosis: high resolution phylogenetic analyses reveal relationships of microbiota to clinical criteria.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


PloS one, Volume 7, Issue 6, p.e37818 (2012)


2012, Center-Authored Paper, Genomics Core Facility, July 2012, Public Health Sciences Division, Shared Resources, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division


Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common condition that is associated with numerous adverse health outcomes and is characterized by poorly understood changes in the vaginal microbiota. We sought to describe the composition and diversity of the vaginal bacterial biota in women with BV using deep sequencing of the 16S rRNA gene coupled with species-level taxonomic identification. We investigated the associations between the presence of individual bacterial species and clinical diagnostic characteristics of BV.