Study Tracks Kissing Consequences on Mouth Microbiome | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A study appearing online today in the journal Microbiome looked at the influence "intimate kissing" can have on the human mouth microbiome.

Researchers from the Netherlands used Roche 454 technology to do 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing on tongue swab and saliva samples collected from individuals in 21 couples over time.

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