Development of an automated and multiplexed serotyping assay for Streptococcus pneumoniae.


Streptococcus pneumoniae expresses more than 90 capsule types, and currently available pneumococcal vaccines are designed to provide serotype-specific protection. Consequently, serotyping of pneumococcal isolates is important for determining the serotypes to be included in pneumococcal vaccines and to monitor their efficacy. Yet serotyping of pneumococcal… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/CVI.05312-11


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