Ecology of human oral lactobacilli.

  title={Ecology of human oral lactobacilli.},
  author={J van Houte and Richard J. Gibbons and Arto Pulkkinen},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={6 5},
Lactobacilli were found in saliva, on teeth, and on the dorsum of the tongue, the vestibular mucosa, and the hard palate in humans. Their proportions in saliva, expressed as percentage of the anaerobically cultivable flora, were 10- to 100-fold higher than those on the tooth surface, but were comparable to those on the epithelial surfaces. The adherence of Lactobacillus casei and L. fermenti to oral surfaces was compared with that of streptomycin-labeled Streptococcus sanguis and S. salivarius… CONTINUE READING

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