Uterine microbiome-low biomass and high expectations†.
Iolanda Garcia-Grau, Carlos Simon, Inmaculada Moreno
Biology of Reproduction | Published : 2019
The existence of different bacterial communities throughout the female reproductive tract has challenged the traditional view of human fetal development as a sterile event. There is still no consensus on what physiological microbiota exists in the upper reproductive tract of the vast majority of women who are not in periods of infection or pregnancy, and the role of bacteria that colonize the upper reproductive tract in uterine diseases or pregnancy outcomes is not well established. Despite published studies and advances in uterine microbiome sequencing, some study aspects-such as study design, sampling method, DNA extraction, sequencing methods, downstream analysis, and assignment of taxa-h..View full abstract