Isolation and properties of bacteriolytic enzyme-producing cocci from the human mouth.

@article{Kanamoto1996IsolationAP,
  title={Isolation and properties of bacteriolytic enzyme-producing cocci from the human mouth.},
  author={Taisei Kanamoto and H Eifuku-Koreeda and Matsuhisa Inoue},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1996},
  volume={144 2-3},
  pages={
          135-40
        }
}
One-hundred-and-one bacteriolytic enzyme producing organisms were isolated from various sites of the mouth. All were non-hemolytic, Gram-positive, and chain-forming cocci. Ninety-one strains, like the reference strains of Streptococcus defectivus and S. adjacens, were dependent on pyridoxal for growth and produced a chromophore. The Rapid ID32 STREP system speciated these isolates as S. defectivus, S. adjacens or Gemella morbillorum. The remaining 10 bacteriolytic isolates were pyridoxal… CONTINUE READING