Sputum microbiota in tuberculosis as revealed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing.

TitleSputum microbiota in tuberculosis as revealed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCheung MK, Lam WY, Fung WYW, Law PTW, Au CH, Nong W, Kam KM, Kwan HS, Tsui SKW
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue1
Paginatione54574
Date Published2013
Abstract

Tuberculosis (TB) remains a global threat in the 21st century. Traditional studies of the disease are focused on the single pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Recent studies have revealed associations of some diseases with an imbalance in the microbial community. Characterization of the TB microbiota could allow a better understanding of the disease.

DOI10.1039/c3an00931a
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE