The role of encapsulation in the pathogenesis of anaerobic gram-positive cocci.

@article{Brook1985TheRO,
  title={The role of encapsulation in the pathogenesis of anaerobic gram-positive cocci.},
  author={Itzhak Brook and Richard I. Walker},
  journal={Canadian journal of microbiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={176-80}
}
The pathogenicity of 22 anaerobic and facultative Gram-positive cocci (AFGPC) was investigated by inoculating them into mice and determining their ability to cause subcutaneous abscesses. Only 11 heavily encapsulated isolates (greater than 50% of the cells were encapsulated) induced abscesses. However, when the other 11 isolates were injected with Bacteroides sp. or facultative and aerobic bacteria, abscesses were formed in 8 of the 11 combinations. The AFGPC recovered from the mixed infections… CONTINUE READING

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