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Characterization of the autolytic systems in selected streptococcal species.
Autolysins are endogenous enzymes responsible for the cleavage of specific bonds in the bacterial sacculus resulting in damage to the integrity and protective properties of the cell wall. The true biological functions of ...
The elucidation of the possible mechanism of vancomycin-resistance in selected streptococcal and enterococcal species.
Three Streptococcal strains: S. milleri P213, S. milleri P35 and S. milleri B200 and three enterococcal strains: E. faecalis 123, E. faecalis 126 and E. faecium were used to test for vancomycin resistance. Two strains were ...
Characterization of streptococcal infections in KwaZulu-Natal Durban by random amplified polymorphic DNA anaylsis and DNA macrorestriction analysis.
A collection of 29 clinical streptococcal isolates obtained from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Medical School, Durban Metro area (South Africa) were studied to establish their penicillin G susceptibility patterns often ...