This interesting manuscript by Wong, Manikam and Muniandy show, like some previous manuscripts before, apparent differences in microbial makeup between “healing” and “non-healing” wounds. They suggest that, although some primer techniques/technologies need improvement, even the most simple and ubiquitous 16s rDNA sequencing may be useful in these populations.
Perhaps we will emerge with a clearer picture of wound “microbial phenotypes” as we have discussed earlier.
For more information about community profiling and metagenomics, have a look at our manuscript here.
|Wong, et al, Biomedical Research 2013; 24 (3): 389-395|