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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Infection and Immunity|
|Publication status||Published - 1982|
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