Identification of a high-virulence clone of serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae by growth characteristics at 40 degrees C

@article{Mattingly1990IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a high-virulence clone of serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae by growth characteristics at 40 degrees C},
  author={S. Mattingly and J. Maurer and E. K. Eskew and F. Cox},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Microbiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={28},
  pages={1676 - 1677}
}
A high-virulence clone of serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae causing invasive neonatal disease was previously identified by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis. A simple procedure involving growth at 40 degrees C distinguished all isolates classified in this high-virulence clone from other serotype III isolates, which are more frequently associated with asymptomatically colonized infants, as well as the other serotypes of group B streptococci. The high-virulence clone failed to grow at 40… Expand
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