VARIATION IN THE GROUP-SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCI

@article{Mccarty1955VARIATIONIT,
  title={VARIATION IN THE GROUP-SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE OF GROUP A STREPTOCOCCI},
  author={Maclyn Mccarty and Rebecca Craighill Lancefield},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  year={1955},
  volume={102},
  pages={11 - 28}
}
The phenomenon of apparent loss of group-specific carbohydrate in the course of mouse passage of group A streptococci has been subjected to further study, and several additional variants showing this property have been described. The loss of group reactivity is shown to be due to an alteration in the chemical structure and serological specificity of the cell wall carbohydrate. This alteration appears to be essentially the same in each of the variants available for study. The carbohydrate of the… 

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