Familial clustering of the Streptococcus mutans cryptic plasmid strain in a dental clinic population

P. W. Caufield, Y. M. Wannemuehler, J. B. Hansen

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Abstract

Of Streptococcus mutans strains from 100 pedodontic patients, 13% contained the common cryptic plasmid. Family members of four plasmid-positive patients harbored plasmid-positive S. mutans at a significantly greater frequency compared with the pedodontic population, but there was not a one-to-one correlation of strains between mothers and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)785-787
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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