Complete genome sequence of Streptococcus mutans GS-5, a serotype c strain

J Bacteriol. 2012 Sep;194(17):4787-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.01106-12.


Streptococcus mutans, a principal causative agent of dental caries, is considered to be the most cariogenic among all oral streptococci. Of the four S. mutans serotypes (c, e, f, and k), serotype c strains predominate in the oral cavity. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of S. mutans GS-5, a serotype c strain originally isolated from human carious lesions, which is extensively used as a laboratory strain worldwide.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Dental Caries / microbiology
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Mouth / microbiology
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Streptococcus mutans / classification
  • Streptococcus mutans / genetics*
  • Streptococcus mutans / isolation & purification

Associated data

  • GENBANK/CP003686