Phylogenetic analysis of viridans group streptococci causing endocarditis.

Journal Article

Identification of viridans group streptococci (VGS) to the species level is difficult because VGS exchange genetic material. We performed multilocus DNA target sequencing to assess phylogenetic concordance of VGS for a well-defined clinical syndrome. The hierarchy of sequence data was often discordant, underscoring the importance of establishing biological relevance for finer phylogenetic distinctions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Simmon, KE; Hall, L; Woods, CW; Marco, F; Miro, JM; Cabell, C; Hoen, B; Marin, M; Utili, R; Giannitsioti, E; Doco-Lecompte, T; Bradley, S; Mirrett, S; Tambic, A; Ryan, S; Gordon, D; Jones, P; Korman, T; Wray, D; Reller, LB; Tripodi, M-F; Plesiat, P; Morris, AJ; Lang, S; Murdoch, DR; Petti, CA; International Collaboration on Endocarditis Microbiology Investigators,

Published Date

  • September 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 3087 - 3090

PubMed ID

  • 18650347

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18650347

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.00920-08


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States