The Streptococcus milleri Population of a Cystic Fibrosis Clinic Reveals Patient Specificity and Intraspecies Diversity Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The genetic relatedness of Streptococcus milleri group isolates from the airways of cystic fibrosis patients was determined by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. This study reveals no evidence for patient-to-patient transmission in our patient population; however, within individual patients, complex inter- and intraspecies diversity and dynamics can be observed.

authors

  • Sibley, CD
  • Sibley, KA
  • Leong, TA
  • Grinwis, ME
  • Parkins, MD
  • Rabin, HR
  • Surette, Michael

publication date

  • July 1, 2010