Dextran-mediated interbacterial aggregation between dextran-synthesizing streptococci and Actinomyces viscosus.

@article{Bourgeau1976DextranmediatedIA,
  title={Dextran-mediated interbacterial aggregation between dextran-synthesizing streptococci and Actinomyces viscosus.},
  author={Gene Bourgeau and B. C. McBride},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1976},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          1228-34
        }
}
Streptococcus sanguis and Streptococcus mutans bind to the surface of Actinomyces viscosus, producing large microbial aggregates. Aggregates form rapidly and are not easily dissociated by vigorous mixing. The binding is mediated by dextran. Glucose-grown streptococci will not aggregate unless they are first mixed with high-molecular-weight dextran. Aggregation is induced with dextrans isolated from Leuconostoc, S. sanguis, or S. mutans. Sucrose-grown streptococci will adhere to A. viscosus… CONTINUE READING

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