Identification of a high-virulence clone of serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae by growth characterisitics at 40°C

S. J. Mattingly, J. J. Maurer, E. K. Eskew, F. Cox

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Abstract

A high-virulence clone of serotype III Streptococcus agalactiae causing invasive neonatal disease was previously identified by multilocus enzyme electrophoresis. A simple procedure involving growth at 40°C distinguished all isolates classified in this high-virulence clone from other serotype III isolates, which are more frequently associated with asymptomaticallly colonized infants, as well as the other serotypes of Group B streptococci. The high-virulence clone failed to grow at 40°C in FMC, a chemically defined medium, in contrast to the other organisms, which grew readily.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1676-1677
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume28
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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