This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers from the US and Portugal describe nasal microbial community features found in children and adults with asthma over time. The team used 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to characterize microbial community members in two nasopharyngeal samples collected about half a year apart from 40 individuals with asthma between six years and 18 years old, identifying some 167 operational taxa units per sample, on average.

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