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Volume 14, Number 11—November 2008

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Metagenomic Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

Shota Nakamura, Norihiro Maeda, Ionut Mihai Miron, Myonsun Yoh, Kaori Izutsu, Chidoh Kataoka, Takeshi Honda, Teruo Yasunaga, Takaaki Nakaya, Jun Kawai, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Toshihiro Horii, and Tetsuya IidaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Osaka University, Suita, Japan (S. Nakamura, I.M. Miron, M. Yoh, K. Izutsu, C. Kataoka, T. Honda, T. Yasunaga, T. Nakaya, T. Horii, T. Iida); RIKEN Yokohama Institute, Yokohama, Japan (N. Maeda, J. Kawai, Y. Hayashizaki);

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Frequency distributions of species in fecal samples taken from patient during illness and after recovery, as determined by BLASTN*

Organism No. (%)
Illness† Recovery‡
Bacteroides vulgatus 5,944 (50.5) 4,743 (56.5)
Homo sapiens 2,955 (25.1) 84 (1.0)
Parabacteroides distasonis 818 (6.9) 1,283 (15.3)
B. thetaiotaomicron 767 (6.5) 1,046 (12.5)
B. fragilis 759 (6.4) 842 (10.0)
Uncultured bacterium 195 (1.7) 227 (2.7)
Campylobacter jejuni 156 (1.3) 0
B. ovatus 48 (0.4) 63 (0.8)
Uncultured Bacteroides spp. 20 (0.2) 19 (0.2)
B. uniformis 14 (0.1) 8 (0.1)

*BLASTN available from http://blast.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. Expect-value cutoff 10–40.
†Diarrheic fecal sample collected while patient was ill. Total sequences 96,941; total (100%) BLAST matches 11,777.
‡Nondiarrheic fecal sample collected 3 mo after patient had recovered. Total sequences 106,327; total (100%) BLAST matches 8,397.

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