Early events in development of streptococcal competence.

Appropriately timed use of trypsin, which inactivates competence factor (CF), and chloramphenicol made feasible a separation and characterization of early events in the development of competence in group H streptococci. Step 1 is production of CF, which is inseparable in time from the concomitant release of free CF into the medium. The producing cells… CONTINUE READING