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Research Article

The Skin Microbiome in Healthy and Allergic Dogs

  • Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann mail,

    arodrigues@cvm.tamu.edu

    Affiliation: Dermatopathology Specialty Service, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Adam P. Patterson,

    Affiliation: Clinical Dermatology Service, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Alison Diesel,

    Affiliation: Clinical Dermatology Service, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Sara D. Lawhon,

    Affiliation: Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Hoai Jaclyn Ly,

    Affiliation: Dermatopathology Specialty Service, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Christine Elkins Stephenson,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Joanne Mansell,

    Affiliation: Dermatopathology Specialty Service, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jörg M. Steiner,

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Scot E. Dowd,

    Affiliation: MR DNA Laboratory, Shallowater, Texas, United States of America

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  • Thierry Olivry,

    Affiliation: Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Jan S. Suchodolski

    Affiliation: Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: January 08, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0083197

About the Authors

Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann, Hoai Jaclyn Ly, Joanne Mansell
Dermatopathology Specialty Service, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Adam P. Patterson, Alison Diesel
Clinical Dermatology Service, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Christine Elkins Stephenson, Jörg M. Steiner, Jan S. Suchodolski
Gastrointestinal Laboratory, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Sara D. Lawhon
Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Scot E. Dowd
MR DNA Laboratory, Shallowater, Texas, United States of America
Thierry Olivry
Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Center for Comparative Medicine and Translational Research, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: arodrigues@cvm.tamu.edu

Competing Interests

Co-author Scot E. Dowd is an employee of MR DNA (Molecular Research), Shallowater and co-author Jan Suchodolski is a member of the PLOS ONE Editorial Board. There are no patents, products in development or marketed products to declare. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARH APP AD SDL JM JMS TO JSS. Performed the experiments: ARH APP AD CES SED. Analyzed the data: ARH HJL SED JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ARH JMS SED JSS. Wrote the paper: ARH APP AD HJL SDL JM JMS TO JSS.