Latest Streptococcus mutans Stories
OrganoBalance GmbH and BASF developed pro-t-action(TM) product based on probiotic microorganisms Active ingredient easily integrated into consumer products for daily oral care Full research studies introduced at International Association of Dental Research annual conference in Miami, FL, April 1-4 LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and MIAMI, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With an eye to help remedy a main cause of tooth decay affecting an estimated 5 billion people world-wide, BASF -- The Chemical Company,...
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Streptococcus mutans is a Gram-positive cocci, Facultative anaerobic bacterium commonly found in the human oral cavity and is a significant contributor to tooth decay. J Kilian Clarke first described the microbe in 1924. The first colonizers of the tooth surface are mainly Neisseria spp. and streptococci, including S. mutans. The pioneer species changes the local environmental conditions through growth and metabolism thus allowing more fastidious organisms to further colonize after them,...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.