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Unravelling the consequences of the bacteriophages in human samples

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dc.contributor.author Blanco Picazo, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Fernández Orth, Dietmar
dc.contributor.author Brown Jaque, Maryury
dc.contributor.author Miró, Elisenda
dc.contributor.author Espinal, Paula
dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Rubio, Lorena
dc.contributor.author Muniesa, Maite
dc.contributor.author Navarro, Ferran
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-14T06:48:55Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-14T06:48:55Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Blanco-Picazo P, Fernández-Orth D, Brown-Jaque M, Miró E, Espinal P, Rodríguez-Rubio L, Muniesa M, Navarro F. Unravelling the consequences of the bacteriophages in human samples. Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):6737. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-63432-7
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44536
dc.description.abstract Bacteriophages are abundant in human biomes and therefore in human clinical samples. Although this is usually not considered, they might interfere with the recovery of bacterial pathogens at two levels: 1) by propagating in the enrichment cultures used to isolate the infectious agent, causing the lysis of the bacterial host and 2) by the detection of bacterial genes inside the phage capsids that mislead the presence of the bacterial pathogen. To unravel these interferences, human samples (n = 271) were analyzed and infectious phages were observed in 11% of blood culture, 28% of serum, 45% of ascitic fluid, 14% of cerebrospinal fluid and 23% of urine samples. The genetic content of phage particles from a pool of urine and ascitic fluid samples corresponded to bacteriophages infecting different bacterial genera. In addition, many bacterial genes packaged in the phage capsids, including antibiotic resistance genes and 16S rRNA genes, were detected in the viromes. Phage interference can be minimized applying a simple procedure that reduced the content of phages up to 3 logs while maintaining the bacterial load. This method reduced the detection of phage genes avoiding the interference with molecular detection of bacteria and reduced the phage propagation in the cultures, enhancing the recovery of bacteria up to 6 logs.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):6737
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dc.title Unravelling the consequences of the bacteriophages in human samples
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63432-7
dc.subject.keyword Bacterial infection
dc.subject.keyword Bacteriophages
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