Adherence and surface properties of buoyant density subpopulations of group B streptococci, type III.

@article{GranlundEdstedt1993AdherenceAS,
  title={Adherence and surface properties of buoyant density subpopulations of group B streptococci, type III.},
  author={M Granlund-Edstedt and Mats Sellin and Arne Holm and Stellan H{\aa}kansson},
  journal={APMIS : acta pathologica, microbiologica, et immunologica Scandinavica},
  year={1993},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={141-8}
}
From clinical isolates of group B streptococci, buoyant density subpopulations with variable amounts of type-specific polysaccharide can be derived. The ability of these subpopulations to adhere to vaginal epithelial cells and to glass was assessed by using [3H]-labeled bacteria. Subpopulations with no or minute amounts of capsule showed good adherence capacity and a hydrophobic cell surface. In contrast, a large capsule made the bacteria less adherent and rendered their surface hydrophilic. A… CONTINUE READING

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