Complete genome sequence of Streptococcus mutans GS-5, a serotype c strain.

@article{Biswas2012CompleteGS,
  title={Complete genome sequence of Streptococcus mutans GS-5, a serotype c strain.},
  author={Saswati Biswas and Indranil Biswas},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2012},
  volume={194 17},
  pages={4787-8}
}
Streptococcus mutans, a principal causative agent of dental caries, is considered to be the most cariogenic among all oral streptococci. Of the four S. mutans serotypes (c, e, f, and k), serotype c strains predominate in the oral cavity. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of S. mutans GS-5, a serotype c strain originally isolated from human carious lesions, which is extensively used as a laboratory strain worldwide.