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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010


Contribution of Streptococcus anginosus to Infections Caused by Groups C and G Streptococci, Southern India

Silvana Reißmann, Claudia Friedrichs, Reena Rajkumari, Andreas Itzek, Marcus Fulde, Arne C. Rodloff, Kootallur N. Brahmadathan, Gursharan S. Chhatwal, and D. Patric Nitsche-SchmitzComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany (S. Reißmann, A. Itzek, M. Fulde, G.S. Chhatwal, D.P. Nitsche-Schmitz); University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany (C. Friedrichs, A.C. Rodloff); Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India (R. Rajkumari, K.N. Brahmadathan)

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Table 2

Typing of groups C and G streptococci collection, Vellore, India

Species (N = 313) 16S rRNA gene emm-PCR
positive/negative moac-PCR*
positive/negative Lancefield group
S. dysgalactiae subsp. equisimilis 254 252/2 0/254 208 46
S. anginosus 59 0/59 59/0 59 0

*Tested with 2 primer pairs (Figure). moac, marker of Streptococcus anginosus and S. constellatus.

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