Virulence of Streptococcus mutans: Immunochemical characterization of a serotype g-defective mutant (C307)

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  • A mutant of Streptococcus mutans 6715 wild type designated C307 has been shown to possess a small amount of either Lancefield- or Rantz-Randall-extractable serotype antigen. Quantitative analysis employing combined immunoabsorption and radial immunodiffusion of anti-S. mutans serotype-specific serum demonstrated that C307 exhibited less than 1% of the amount of serotype g antigen normally expressed in S. mutans 6715 wild type.
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  • Hirasawa M; Kiyono H; Shiota T
  • Start Page

  • 697
  • End Page

  • 699
  • Volume

  • 27
  • Issue

  • 2