Absence of glycerol teichoic acids in certain oral streptococci

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Science  08 Sep 1978:
Vol. 201, Issue 4359, pp. 918-920
DOI: 10.1126/science.684416


Glycerol teichoic acids were not detected immunochemically or chemically in phenol-water, hot saline (Rantz and Randall), or supernatant fluids of disrupted cells of Streptococcus mitis. Thus teichoic acids do not appear to be found in most Gram-positive bacteria, as has been suggested.