The viridans group streptococci

Yasunori Maeda, Colin E. Goldsmith, Wilson A. Coulter, Charlene Mason, James Dooley, Colm Lowery, John E. Moore

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Abstract

The viridans group streptococci (VGS) are an extremely diverse range of organisms within the genus Streptococcus, which are characterized by a greening of the blood in blood agar, on which they are normally grown. Oral streptococci largely comprise members of the VGS, which currently include 20 species, which are commensal inhabitants of the oropharyngeal cavity, and the gastrointestinal and genital tracts of mammals. On the basis of 16S rRNA sequence homology, these bacteria are categorised into four groups: the salivarius rRNA homology group, including Streptococcus thermophilus, Streptococcus vestibularis and Streptococcus salivarius; the mitis group, including Streptococcus cristatus, Streptococcus gordonii, Streptococcus oralis, Streptococcus mitis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus sanguinis and Streptococcus parasanguinis; the anginosus group, including Streptococcus anginosus, Streptococcus constellatus and Streptococcus intermedius; and the mutans group, including Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus criceti, Streptococcus downei, Streptococcus ferus, Streptococcus macacae, Streptococcus ratti and Streptococcus sobrinus. This review aims at comparing conventional and molecular detection methods and the emergence of antibiotic resistance within the VGS. (C) 2010 Wolters Kluwer Health vertical bar Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
LanguageEnglish
Pages69-79
JournalReviews in Medical Microbiology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010

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Viridans Streptococci
Streptococcus
Streptococcus constellatus
Streptococcus anginosus
Streptococcus intermedius
Streptococcus oralis
Streptococcus sobrinus
Streptococcus gordonii
Streptococcus mitis
Streptococcus thermophilus
Streptococcus mutans
Microbial Drug Resistance
Sequence Homology
Streptococcus pneumoniae
Cricetinae
Agar
Gastrointestinal Tract
Mammals

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Maeda, Y., Goldsmith, C. E., Coulter, W. A., Mason, C., Dooley, J., Lowery, C., & Moore, J. E. (2010). The viridans group streptococci. Reviews in Medical Microbiology, 21(4), 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1097/MRM.0b013e32833c68fa
Maeda, Yasunori ; Goldsmith, Colin E. ; Coulter, Wilson A. ; Mason, Charlene ; Dooley, James ; Lowery, Colm ; Moore, John E. / The viridans group streptococci. In: Reviews in Medical Microbiology. 2010 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 69-79.
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Maeda, Y, Goldsmith, CE, Coulter, WA, Mason, C, Dooley, J, Lowery, C & Moore, JE 2010, 'The viridans group streptococci', Reviews in Medical Microbiology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 69-79. https://doi.org/10.1097/MRM.0b013e32833c68fa

The viridans group streptococci. / Maeda, Yasunori; Goldsmith, Colin E.; Coulter, Wilson A.; Mason, Charlene; Dooley, James; Lowery, Colm; Moore, John E.

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