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Research Article

Upper Airways Microbiota in Antibiotic-Naïve Wheezing and Healthy Infants from the Tropics of Rural Ecuador

  • Paul Andres Cardenas,

    Affiliations: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Fundación Ecuatoriana para la Investigación en Salud FEPIS, Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Institute of Microbiology, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador

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  • Philip J. Cooper,

    Affiliations: Fundación Ecuatoriana para la Investigación en Salud FEPIS, Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Michael J. Cox,

    Affiliation: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martha Chico,

    Affiliation: Fundación Ecuatoriana para la Investigación en Salud FEPIS, Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Carlos Arias,

    Affiliation: Fundación Ecuatoriana para la Investigación en Salud FEPIS, Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador

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  • Miriam F. Moffatt equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Miriam F. Moffatt, William Osmond Cookson

    Affiliation: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • William Osmond Cookson equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Miriam F. Moffatt, William Osmond Cookson

    w.cookson@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046803

About the Authors

Paul Andres Cardenas, Michael J. Cox, Miriam F. Moffatt, William Osmond Cookson
National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Paul Andres Cardenas, Philip J. Cooper, Martha Chico, Carlos Arias
Fundación Ecuatoriana para la Investigación en Salud FEPIS, Quinindé, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador
Paul Andres Cardenas
Institute of Microbiology, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Philip J. Cooper
Colegio de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito, Ecuador
Philip J. Cooper
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: w.cookson@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PAC PJC MFM WOC. Performed the experiments: PAC. Analyzed the data: PAC MJC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PJC MFM WOC. Wrote the paper: PAC PJC MFM WOC. Samples collection: PCA MC CA.