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FANTINATO, Vera; JORGE, A. O. C.  and  SHIMIZU, Mário. T.. Production of bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances (BLIS) by Streptococcus salivarius strains isolated from the tongue and throat of children with and without sore throat. Rev. Microbiol. [online]. 1999, vol.30, n.4, pp.332-334. ISSN 0001-3714.

Streptococcus salivarius strains, isolated from children with and without sore throat, were tested for bacteriocin production against Streptococcus pyogenes. S. salivarius strains producing bacteriocin-like inhibitory substances (BLIS) against S. pyogenes were more frequently found in children without sore throat. These results suggest that these children may be protected against sore throat by the presence of BLIS-positive S. salivarius strains.

Keywords : Streptococcus salivarius; Streptococcus pyogenes; bacteriocin-like-inhibitory-substances; BLIS.

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