Paper on S. mitis population diversity published in J Clin Microbiol
Congratulations to MPRU postdoc Dr Akuzike Kalizang'oma and co-authors on their recent publication in Journal of Clinical Microbiology! To better understand the population diversity of Streptococcus mitis, a common commensal of the human oral microbiota, Aku developed a multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme and defined sequence clusters of S. mitis strains using PopPUNK. This led to the characterisation of 259 sequence types and the demonstration of extensive within- and between- host diversity of S. mitis. Please find the MLST tool and genome collection at the PubMLST website, and read the full paper at the publisher's site.