Streptococcus sinensis: an emerging agent of infective endocarditis

J Med Microbiol. 2008 Apr;57(Pt 4):528-531. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.47528-0.

Abstract

The identification by conventional methods of viridans streptococcal species, which are rarely encountered clinically, requires confirmation by genomic methods. We characterized a strain of Streptococcus sinensis responsible for infective endocarditis by sequencing both the 16S rRNA and the manganese-dependent superoxide dismutase genes.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / microbiology*
  • DNA, Bacterial / analysis
  • DNA, Ribosomal / analysis
  • Endocarditis, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • Genes, rRNA
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Streptococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Superoxide Dismutase / genetics
  • Viridans Streptococci / classification*
  • Viridans Streptococci / genetics
  • Viridans Streptococci / isolation & purification*

Substances

  • DNA, Bacterial
  • DNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Ribosomal, 16S
  • Superoxide Dismutase

Associated data

  • GENBANK/EF371928