The best time to collect a sample is first thing in the morning, before feeding your dog. Food particles can contaminate the sample and make the results less accurate.
While many groups of bacteria associated with Periodontal Disease were present in low amounts, one was elevated: Brevundimonas, a group which has been associated with more refractory cases of Periodontal Disease in humans In addition, two groups of bacteria considered pathobionts were elevated: Acinetobacter and Proteus, both of which are problematic groups. Overabundance of Brevundimonas One of several species of microorganisms which have been identified as having a natural melanogenic capacity (complex process by which the pigment melanin is produced in melanosomes by melanocytes). Is an overabundance of Brevundimonas a biomarker for Melanoma?
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