Genetic diversity of Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2 in mother-child pairs

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  • Actinomyces naeslundii genospecies 2 (gsp-2) are members of the autochthonous oral flora. Chromosomal DNA fingerprinting (CDF) with SmaI revealed extensive genetic diversity among A. naeslundii gsp-2 strains within individual mothers and children. There was a low prevalence of genotype match among A. naeslundii gsp-2 strains between all mother and child pairs. © 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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  • Ruby JD; Li Y; Luo Y; Caufield PW
  • Start Page

  • 851
  • End Page

  • 855
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 12