Viruses of Cariogenic Streptococci

Sheldon B. Greer, William Hsiang, George Musil, Doran D. Zinner

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Eight cariogenic strains of Streptococcus mutans and one cariogenic strain of Streptococcus salivarius lysed after exposure to ultraviolet light, mitomycin, nitrosoguani- dine, and streptomycin. Each of these strains released a virus with a similar morphology after ultraviolet light and mitomycin induction. Neither lysis nor a virus was demonstrated in several noncariogenic strains of streptococci.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1594-1604
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Dental Research
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1971

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  • Dentistry(all)


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