Virulence profiling of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis isolated from infected humans reveals 2 distinct genetic lineages that do not segregate with their phenotypes or propensity to cause diseases.

@article{Davies2007VirulencePO,
  title={Virulence profiling of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis isolated from infected humans reveals 2 distinct genetic lineages that do not segregate with their phenotypes or propensity to cause diseases.},
  author={Mark R Davies and David J McMillan and Robert G. Beiko and Vanessa Barroso and Robert Geffers and Kadaba Srinivasa Sriprakash and Gursharan Singh Chhatwal},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={1442-54}
}
BACKGROUND In spite of the emerging importance of Streptococcus dysgalactiae subspecies equisimilis (human group C streptococci [GCS] and group G streptococci [GGS]) in human health, its molecular makeup remains largely undefined. Apart from sharing a phylogenetic relationship with the human pathogen group A streptococci (GAS), GCS/GGS and GAS colonize the same ecological niche and exhibit considerable overlap in their disease profiles. Such similarities imply that the virulence factors… CONTINUE READING

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