Identification of clinically relevant nonhemolytic Streptococci on the basis of sequence analysis of 16S-23S intergenic spacer region and partial gdh gene

Xiaohui Chen Nielsen, Ulrik Stenz Justesen, Rimtas Dargis, Michael Kemp, Jens Jørgen Christensen

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Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Apr
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Vol/bind47
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)932-9
Antal sider7
ISSN0095-1137
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. apr. 2009

Fingeraftryk

Sequence Analysis
Streptococcus oralis
Streptococcus mitis

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Identification of clinically relevant nonhemolytic Streptococci on the basis of sequence analysis of 16S-23S intergenic spacer region and partial gdh gene. / Chen Nielsen, Xiaohui; Justesen, Ulrik Stenz; Dargis, Rimtas; Kemp, Michael; Christensen, Jens Jørgen.

I: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Bind 47, Nr. 4, 01.04.2009, s. 932-9.

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