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Supplementary Material for:

The Placenta Harbors a Unique Microbiome

Kjersti Aagaard,* Jun Ma, Kathleen M. Antony, Radhika Ganu, Joseph Petrosino, James Versalovic

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Published 21 May 2014, Sci. Transl. Med. 6, 237ra65 (2014)
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3008599

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  • Fig. S1. The placental microbiome harbors a variety of nonpathogenic commensal species.
  • Fig. S2. PCoA plot demonstrates individual sample niche-specific beta diversity.
  • Fig. S3. LEfSe-generated cladogram indicates the enrichment of placental microbiome taxa in gravidae who experience a spontaneous preterm birth.
  • Fig. S4. Representative gel image of 16S amplicon from placental samples demonstrates the appropriate positive and negative controls.
  • Table S1. Baseline characteristics of the entire case-cohort of study subjects (n = 320).
  • Table S2. Baseline characteristics of the study subjects undergoing WGS (n = 48).
  • Table S3. Characterization and treatment of remote antenatal infections.

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