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Genetic diversity and carriage dynamics of Neisseria lactamica in infants.

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Neisseria lactamica, a harmless human commensal found predominantly in the upper respiratory tracts of infants, is closely related to Neisseria meningitidis, a pathogen of global significance. Colonization with N. lactamica may be responsible for the increase in immunity to meningococcal disease that occurs during childhood, when rates of meningococcal carriage are low. This observation has led to the suggestion that N. lactamica whole cells or components are potential constituents of novel m...

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Bennett, JS More by this author
Griffiths, DT More by this author
McCarthy, ND More by this author
Sleeman, KL More by this author
Jolley, KA More by this author
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Journal:
Infection and immunity
Volume:
73
Issue:
4
Pages:
2424-2432
Publication date:
2005-04-05
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EISSN:
1098-5522
ISSN:
0019-9567
URN:
uuid:61a65dba-9b30-4ea2-aef5-461cbaf9bae1
Source identifiers:
92676
Local pid:
pubs:92676

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