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Research Article

Characterization of the Fecal Microbiota Using High-Throughput Sequencing Reveals a Stable Microbial Community during Storage

  • Ian M. Carroll,

    Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Tamar Ringel-Kulka,

    Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jennica P. Siddle,

    Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Todd R. Klaenhammer,

    Affiliation: Department of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Yehuda Ringel mail

    ringel@med.unc.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Published: October 05, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046953

About the Authors

Ian M. Carroll, Jennica P. Siddle, Yehuda Ringel
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Tamar Ringel-Kulka
Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
Todd R. Klaenhammer
Department of Food Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ringel@med.unc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IC TR JPS TRK YR. Performed the experiments: IC JPS. Analyzed the data: IC TR YR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IC. Wrote the paper: IC TR YR.