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  • Fengxia Qi, Justin Merritt, Renate Lux, Wenyuan Shi
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • 2004 (First Publication: 1 August 2004)
  • ABSTRACT Many clinical isolates of Streptococcus mutans produce peptide antibiotics called mutacins. Mutacin production may play an important role in the ecology of S. mutans in dental plaque. InExpand
  • Chenggang Wu, Robert H Cichewicz, +5 authors Fengxia Qi
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • 2010 (First Publication: 16 July 2010)
  • ABSTRACT The oral biofilm community consists of >800 microbial species, among which Streptococcus mutans is considered a primary pathogen for dental caries. The genomic island TnSmu2 of S. mutansExpand
  • Huichun Tong, Wei Chen, Justin Merritt, Fengxia Qi, Wenyuan Shi, Xiuzhu Dong
  • Biology, Chemistry, Medicine
  • Molecular microbiology
  • 2007 (First Publication: 1 February 2007)
  • The oral microbial flora contains over 500 different microbial species that often interact as a means to compete for limited space and nutritional resources. Streptococcus mutans, a majorExpand
  • Jens Kreth, David C. I. Hung, +6 authors Fengxia Qi
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Microbiology
  • 2007 (First Publication: 1 June 2007)
  • In Streptococcus pneumoniae, competence and bacteriocin genes are controlled by two two-component systems, ComED and BlpRH, respectively. In Streptococcus mutans, both functions are controlled by theExpand