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is a mutans-like streptococcus originally isolated from wild rats fed with sugar cane. Taxonomically, this species has not been studied extensively. Ten Gram-positive coccal strains, isolated from the tonsils and nasal conchae of piglets, were identified as by 16S rDNA sequencing, tRNA-intergenic spacer length polymorphism analysis (tDNA-PCR), whole-cell protein profiling using SDS-PAGE, G+C content determination and extensive biochemical testing. In all these tests, the type strain of (LMG 16520), from a rat, was included. The results of the tests are described and an emended species description is presented.

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