Oral microbiome, Periodontitis

The oral microbiome contains over 600 species of microbiota. Under normal conditions the predominant phyla are Firmicutes, Bacteriodetes, Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, and Fusobacteria. The most abundant bacterial genera in the oral microbiome are members of the genus Streptococcus, but Abitrophia, Gemella, Granulicatella, and Prophyromonas are also extremely common. P. gingivalis is often present in the oral […]

Bacteria as as Biomarker for Atherosclerosis

On November 2–3, 2009, the National Academy of Sciences held an Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium entitled “Microbes and Health,” and in March, 2011, a collection of papers from the colloquium was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA). Over the course of the next few weeks we will be highlighting some […]