TABLE 2.

PCR primers used in the present study

PrimerSequence (5′-3′)Locationa
CEFK-FbATT CCC GCC GTT GGA CCA TTC C6236-6257
CEF-RcCCG ACA AAG ACC ATT CCA TCT C6508-6529
K-RdCCA ATG TGA TTC ATC CCA TCA C6508-6529
  • a The numbers correspond to the locations of the nucleotide sequences obtained from GenBank accession number AB010970 (strain Xc).

  • b Forward primer for serotype c, e, f, and k S. mutans.

  • c Reverse primer for serotype c, e, and f S. mutans.

  • d Reverse primer for serotype k S. mutans.