Phylogenetic analysis of viridans group streptococci causing endocarditis

Keith E. Simmon, Lori Hall, Christopher W. Woods, Francesc Marco, Jose M. Miro, Christopher Cabell, Bruno Hoen, Mercedes Marin, Riccardo Utili, Efthymia Giannitsioti, Thanh Doco-Lecompte, Suzanne Bradley, Stanley Mirrett, Arjana Tambic, Suzanne Ryan, David Gordon, Phillip Jones, Tony Korman, Dannah Wray, L. Barth RellerMarie Francoise Tripodi, Patrick Plesiat, Arthur J. Morris, Selwyn Lang, David R. Murdoch, Cathy A. Petti

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Identification of viridans group streptococci (VGS) to the species level is difficult because VGS exchange genetic material. We performed multilocus DNA target sequencing to assess phylogenetic concordance of VGS for a well-defined clinical syndrome. The hierarchy of sequence data was often discordant, underscoring the importance of establishing biological relevance for finer phylogenetic distinctions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3087-3090
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes

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