The Microbial Communities in Male First Catch Urine Are Highly Similar to Those in Paired Urethral Swab Specimens

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Article discussing the microbial communities in male first catch urine and how these are highly similar to those paired in urethral swab specimens.

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Creation Date: May 13, 2011
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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Dong, Qunfeng

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Nelson, David E.

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Toh, Evelyn

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Diao, Lixia

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Fortenberry, J. Dennis

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Van Der Pol, Barbara

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Publisher Name: Public Library of Science
Place of Publication: [San Francisco, California]
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  • Creation: May 13, 2011
Description:

Article discussing the microbial communities in male first catch urine and how these are highly similar to those paired in urethral swab specimens.

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Department: Biological Sciences
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Abstract: Urine is the CDC-recommended specimen for STI testing. It was unknown if the bacterial communities (microbiomes) in urine reflected those in the distal male urethra. The authors compared microbiomes of 32 paired urine and urethral swab specimens obtained from adult men attending an STD clinic, by 16S rRNA PCR and deep pyrosequencing. Microbiomes of urine and swabs were remarkably similar, regardless of STI status of the subjects. Thus, urine can be used to characterize urethral microbiomes when swabs are undesirable, such as in population-based studies of the urethral microbiome or where multiple sampling of participants is required.

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5 p.

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Keyword(s): microbials | bacteria | urine
Source: PLoS One, 2011, San Francisco: Public Library of Science
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0019709 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc78335
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Publication Title: PLoS One
Volume: 6
Issue: 5
Peer Reviewed: Yes