This Week in PLOS

Individuals with chronic periodontitis tend to have distinct microbial communities in deep pockets around their teeth compared to those at healthier sites closer to the surface, according to a PLOS One study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. The team used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to characterize paired shallow and deep oral microbiome samples from 88 individuals with chronic periodontal disease.

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