Laboratory growth and maintenance of Streptococcus pyogenes (the Group A Streptococcus, GAS).


Streptococcus pyogenes is a Gram-positive bacterium that strictly infects humans. It is the causative agent of a broad spectrum of diseases accounting for millions of infections and at least 517,000 deaths each year worldwide. It is a nutritionally fastidious organism that ferments sugars to produce lactic acid and has strict requirements for growth. To aid… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/9780471729259.mc09d02s30


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