2bRAD-M reveals the difference in microbial distribution between cancerous and benign ovarian tissues

Front Microbiol. 2023 Aug 24;14:1231354. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2023.1231354. eCollection 2023.


The development of ovarian cancer is closely related to various factors, such as environmental, genetic and microbiological factors. In previous research, bacteria were identified in human tumors by 16S rRNA sequencing. However, the microbial biomass in tumor tissue is too low and cannot be accurately identified by 16S rRNA sequencing. In our study, we employ 2bRAD sequencing for Microbiome (2bRAD-M), a new sequencing technology capable of accurately characterizing the low biomass microbiome (bacteria, fungi and archaea) at species resolution. Here we surveyed 20 ovarian samples, including 10 ovarian cancer samples and 10 benign ovarian samples. The sequencing results showed that a total of 373 microbial species were identified in both two groups, of which 90 species shared in the two groups. The Meta statistic indicated that Chlamydophila_abortus and CAG-873_sp900550395 were increased in the ovarian cancer tissues, while Lawsonella_clevelandensis_A, Ralstonia_sp001078575, Brevundimonas_aurantiaca, Ralstonia_sp900115545, Ralstonia_pickettii, Corynebacterium_kefirresidentii, Corynebacterium_sp000478175, Brevibacillus_D_fluminis, Ralstonia_sp000620465, and Ralstonia_mannitolilytica were more abundant in the benign ovarian tissues. This is the first use of 2bRAD-M technique to provide an important hint for better understanding of the ovarian cancer microbiome.

PMID:37692387 | PMC:PMC10484612 | DOI:10.3389/fmicb.2023.1231354


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