Population structure and characterization of viridans group streptococci (VGS) including Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).

@article{Maeda2011PopulationSA,
  title={Population structure and characterization of viridans group streptococci (VGS) including Streptococcus pneumoniae isolated from adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).},
  author={Yasunori Maeda and J Stuart Elborn and Michael D. Parkins and James A Reihill and Colin E. Goldsmith and Wilson A. Coulter and Charlene K Mason and Beverley Cherie Millar and James S. G. Dooley and Colm J. Lowery and Madeleine Ennis and J C Rendall and J E Moore},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={133-9}
}
A study was undertaken to examine the population structure of viridans group streptococci (VGS) in the sputum of adult patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). Freshly expectorated sputa (n=58) from 45 adult CF patients were examined by selective conventional culture on Mitis-Salivarius agar and yielded 190 isolates of VGS. Sequence analyses of the rpnB and 16-23S rRNA ITS genes identified these isolates to belong to 12 species of VGS and included S. anginosus, S. australis, S. cristatus, S… CONTINUE READING