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No bacterium is an island

Streptococcus pneumoniae has an unusual enzyme that protects foreign DNA taken up during transformation, allowing exchange of pathogenicity islands. Continue reading

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Specific pneumococcus serotypes associated with increased mortality

Invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide despite the availability of antibiotic therapy and vaccines. Developing countries bear the major burden of IPD along with significantly higher rates of death and disability. The introduction … Continue reading

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