Comparative Genomic Analyses of Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae Provide Insight into Virulence and Commensalism Dynamics

@inproceedings{Shahinas2013ComparativeGA,
  title={Comparative Genomic Analyses of Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae Provide Insight into Virulence and Commensalism Dynamics},
  author={Dea Shahinas and Christina S. Thornton and Gurdip Singh Tamber and Gitanjali Arya and Andrew T. Wong and Frances B. Jamieson and Jennifer Ma and David C. Alexander and Donald Edward Low and Dylan R Pillai},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Streptococcus pseudopneumoniae (SPPN) is a recently described species of the viridans group streptococci (VGS). Although the pathogenic potential of S. pseudopneumoniae remains uncertain, it is most commonly isolated from patients with underlying medical conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. S. pseudopneumoniae can be distinguished from the closely related species, S. pneumoniae and S. mitis, by phenotypic characteristics, including optochin resistance in the presence of 5… CONTINUE READING