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Oral Bacteria and Pregnancy Complications

Associated Centre/s:  Clinical and Diagnostic Oral Sciences

Associated Research:  Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Studies based upon the 16S rRNA gene have supported the role of Fusobacterium nucleatum in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Intergenic ribosomal gene spacer sequence analysis is being used to investigate the origin of bacteria identified from the uterine environment.


Professor Robert Allaker
Professor of Mucocutaneous Microbiology
+44 20 7882 2388

Research Centre for Clinical & Diagnostic Oral Sciences
Blizard Building
Barts & The London
Queen Mary's School of Medicine & Dentistry
4 Newark Street
London E1 2AT


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