Accession Number:

ADA052875

Title:

Fermentation Characteristics of Strains of 'Streptococcus mutans'.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Dec 69-Mar 72,

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Realization of the important role of Streptococcus mutans in the initiation of dental caries has resulted in extensive studies of all its biologic characteristics. The ultimate goal is to control or eliminate it from the oral cavity. One means of accomplishing this is to reduce or eliminate its carbohydrate source. This study reports those carbohydrates which Streptococcus mutans cannot metabolize. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE