Metagenomics approach to the human conjunctival microbiome
Reference: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (2018) 59: 3306-3306.

A metagenomics strategy to was used to profile the human conjunctival microbiome and its potential association with clinical parameters. The conjunctival microbiome was characterised using a metagenomics approach. Age of the participants is the major factor that determines the composition of several major microbes. Although dry eye does not change the microbial composition, the specific microorganisms in the ocular surface microbial community may have a protective effect on tear secretion, whereas others exert a pro-inflammatory influence at higher abundance.

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Tong L., Hou A., Constancias F., Yang L., Kjelleberg S.