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- Linke, Caroline M.; Woodiga, Shireen A.; Meyers, Dustin J.; Buckwalter, Carolyn M.; Salhi, Hussam E.; King, Samantha J.
- Journal of bacteriology 2013 v.195 no.5 pp. 1031-1041
- kestose, etc ; ABC transporters; Streptococcus pneumoniae; adenosinetriphosphatase; bacteria; bacteriology; fructose; genes; glucose; humans; inulin; loci; pathogens; sucrose; Show all 14 Subjects
- ... Streptococcus pneumoniae is an important human pathogen that requires carbohydrates for growth. The significance of carbohydrate acquisition is highlighted by the genome encoding more than 27 predicted carbohydrate transporters. It has long been known that about 60% of pneumococci could utilize the fructooligosaccharide inulin as a carbohydrate source, but the mechanism of utilization was unknown. ...
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