Corncob formation between Fusobacterium nucleatum and Streptococcus sanguis.

  title={Corncob formation between Fusobacterium nucleatum and Streptococcus sanguis.},
  author={P Lancy and J M Dirienzo and B D Appelbaum and B Rosan and Stanley C. Holt},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={40 1},
Corncob formation in dental plaque was believed to be limited to strains of Bacterionema matruchotii and Streptococcus sanguis. We observed recently that strains of Fusobacterium nucleatum also interacted with S. sanguis to form corncobs. Since the fusobacteria are among the first anaerobic filaments to colonize subgingival plaque, these interactions could serve as a connecting link between the transformation of supra- to subgingival plaque. To further characterize these interactions… CONTINUE READING


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