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

J. D. Ruby, Y. Li, Y. Luo, P. W. Caufield

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-855
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Oral Biology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2003



  • Actinomyces
  • Bacteria
  • Diversity
  • Genotyping
  • Oral flora
  • Transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Cell Biology

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