Reevaluating the serotype II capsular locus of Streptococcus agalactiae

J Clin Microbiol. 2007 Oct;45(10):3384-6. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01296-07. Epub 2007 Aug 22.


We report a novel sequence of the serotype II capsular locus of group B streptococcus that resolves inconsistencies among the results of various groups and the sequence in GenBank. This locus was found in diverse lineages and presents genes consistent with the complete synthesis of the type II polysaccharide.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Capsules / classification
  • Bacterial Capsules / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Serotyping
  • Streptococcus agalactiae / classification*
  • Streptococcus agalactiae / genetics

Associated data

  • GENBANK/EF990364
  • GENBANK/EF990365
  • GENBANK/EF990366