Utilization of sialic acid by viridans streptococci.

@article{Byers1996UtilizationOS,
  title={Utilization of sialic acid by viridans streptococci.},
  author={Helen Lenae Byers and Karen A. Homer and David Beighton},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={1996},
  volume={75 8},
  pages={
          1564-71
        }
}
The importance of viridans streptococci as agents of serious extra-oral diseases, including endocarditis, is now recognized. We have tested the hypothesis that the ability to utilize sialic acid as a nutrient source may play a role in the proliferation of these organisms. The type strains of the 15 presently recognized species of viridans streptococci and two clinical isolates-S. oralis (AR3), isolated from a patient with infective endocarditis, and S. intermedius (UNS35), a brain abscess… CONTINUE READING
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