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Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community

Overview of attention for article published in Microbiome, May 2018
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Title
Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community
Published in
Microbiome, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s40168-018-0475-7
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Authors

Efrem S. Lim, Cynthia Rodriguez, Lori R. Holtz

Abstract

Recent studies have conflicting data regarding the presence of intra-amniotic microbiota. Viral communities are increasingly recognized as important although overlooked components of the human microbiota. It is unknown if the developing fetus is exposed to a community of viruses (virome). Given the debate over the existence of an intra-amniotic microbial community and the importance of understanding how the infant gut is populated, we characterized the virome and bacterial microbiota of amniotic fluid from 24 uncomplicated term pregnancies using next-generation sequencing methods. Contrary to expectations, the bacterial microbiota of amniotic fluid was indistinguishable from contamination controls. Viral reads were sparse in the amniotic fluid, and we found no evidence of a core viral community across samples.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 133 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 18%
Researcher 23 17%
Student > Master 16 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 8%
Student > Bachelor 10 8%
Other 21 16%
Unknown 28 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Immunology and Microbiology 24 18%
Medicine and Dentistry 22 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 12%
Engineering 4 3%
Other 10 8%
Unknown 37 28%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 47. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 October 2022.
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