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Microbial Prevalence, Diversity and Abundance in Amniotic Fluid During Preterm Labor: A Molecular and Culture-Based Investigation

  • Daniel B. DiGiulio,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Roberto Romero,

    Affiliations: Perinatology Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Harold P. Amogan,

    Affiliation: Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Juan Pedro Kusanovic,

    Affiliations: Perinatology Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Elisabeth M. Bik,

    Affiliations: Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Francesca Gotsch,

    Affiliation: Perinatology Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Chong Jai Kim,

    Affiliations: Perinatology Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Offer Erez,

    Affiliations: Perinatology Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Sam Edwin,

    Affiliation: Perinatology Research Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • David A. Relman mail

    relman@stanford.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Published: August 26, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003056

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