Streptococcus pneumoniae: New tools for an old pathogen

Academic Article


  • The pneumococcus is one of the longest-known pathogens. It has been instrumental to our understanding of biology in many ways, such as in the discovery of the Gram strain and the identification of nucleic acid as the hereditary material. Despite major advances in our understanding of pneumococcal pathogenesis, the need for vaccines and antibiotics to combat this pathogen is still vital. Genomics is beginning to uncover new virulence factors to advance this process, and it is enabling the development of DNA chip technology, which will permit the analysis of gene expression in specific tissues and in virulence regulatory circuits.
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  • 10909916
  • Author List

  • Hollingshead SK; Briles DE
  • Start Page

  • 71
  • End Page

  • 77
  • Volume

  • 4
  • Issue

  • 1