Rapid species-level identification of vaginal and oral lactobacilli using MALDI-TOF MS analysis and 16S rDNA sequencing

@inproceedings{Anderson2014RapidSI,
  title={Rapid species-level identification of vaginal and oral lactobacilli using MALDI-TOF MS analysis and 16S rDNA sequencing},
  author={Annette Carola Anderson and Mohamed Sanunu and Christian M. Schneider and Andreas Clad and Lamprini Karygianni and Elmar Hellwig and Ali Al-Ahmad},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2014}
}
Lactobacillus represents a large genus with different implications for the human host. Specific lactobacilli are considered to maintain vaginal health and to protect from urogenital infection. The presence of Lactobacillus species in carious lesions on the other hand is associated with progressive caries. Despite their clinical significance, species-level identification of lactobacilli still poses difficulties and mostly involves a combination of different phenotypic and genotypic methods. This… CONTINUE READING
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