Variation in the number of tandem repeats and profile of surface protein genes among invasive group B streptococci correlates with patient age

Yueh Ren Ho, Chien Ming Li, Hsin Pi Su, Jane Hong Wu, Yu Ching Tseng, Yuh Jyh Lin, Jiunn Jong Wu

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Abstract

The average number of tandem repeats of the rib gene (which encodes the Rib surface protein) in invasive group B streptococci from 29 neonates was smaller than that from 20 adults (6.8 and 8.6, respectively; P < 0.05), implying a distinct contribution of immunity toward this age-related variation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1634-1636
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume45
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 May 1

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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