Streptococcus pneumoniae (Klein) Chester
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Colonies on #260 plates are entire, glistening, circular, smooth, concave, and exhibit α-hemolysis.
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representative strain of the Pneumococcal Molecular Epidemiology Network (PMEN)
Sa-Leao R, et al. Carriage of internationally spread clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae with unusual drug resistance patterns in children attending day care centers in Lisbon, Portugal. J. Infect. Dis. 182: 1153-1160, 2000. PubMed: 10979912
Sa-Leao R, et al. Multilocus sequence typing of Streptococcus pneumoniae clones with unusual drug resistance patterns: genetic backgrounds and relatedness to other epidemic clones. J. Infect. Dis. 184: 1206-1210, 2001. PubMed: 11598847
nasopharynx, healthy children, day care centers