Re: "amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community" (2018) 6:87, https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-018-0475-7

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A recent publication by Lim et al. 2018 (Amniotic fluid from healthy term pregnancies does not harbor a detectable microbial community) strongly concluded that the microbiome of amniotic fluid primarily originates from reagent contamination. However, upon closer inspection of the methods used and data presented in this study, in particular the supplementary data, such conclusions do not appear to be supported by the results. We outline such methodological/data interpretation concerns and invite the authors to discuss these.

Original languageEnglish
Article number20
JournalMicrobiome
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2019

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