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Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Feb;31(1):80-5.

[Isolation and identification of Streptococcus mutans strains with different genotype from clinical samples].

[Article in Chinese]

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Dept. of Stomatology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing 100853, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To identify Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) strains from clinical samples.

METHODS:

Plaque samples from caries-active and caries-free sites on enamel surfaces were obtained and cultivated for S. mutans isolation. Morphology, biochemistry, automatic microorganism analysis system and polymerase chain reaction using primers homologous to surface protein antigen I/II (spaP), glucosyltransferase B (gtfB) and dextranase (dexA) were used to identify S. mutans. Genotype of isolated S. mutans was determined by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction.

RESULTS:

Forty-six strains of S. mutans were obtained from the 32 subjects and were identified as S. mutans by biochemistry, automatic microorganism analysis system and polymerase chain reaction. Five identical genotypes were found by arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction.

CONCLUSION:

Forty-one strains of S. mutans with different genotype were obtained from clinical samples.

PMID:
23484309
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