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Research Article

Deep Sequencing Identifies Ethnicity-Specific Bacterial Signatures in the Oral Microbiome

  • Matthew R. Mason,

    Affiliation: Division of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Haikady N. Nagaraja,

    Affiliation: Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Terry Camerlengo,

    Affiliation: Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Vinayak Joshi,

    Affiliation: Department of Periodontics, Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belgaum, India

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  • Purnima S. Kumar mail

    kumar.83@osu.edu

    Affiliation: Division of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: October 23, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0077287
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Matthew R. Mason
Division of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Haikady N. Nagaraja
Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Terry Camerlengo
Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America
Vinayak Joshi
Department of Periodontics, Maratha Mandal’s NGH Institute of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Belgaum, India
Purnima S. Kumar
Division of Periodontology, College of Dentistry, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: kumar.83@osu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PSK. Performed the experiments: MRM VJ TC. Analyzed the data: PSK MRM HNN. Wrote the paper: PSK MRM.