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Phenotypic and Molecular characterization of Streptococcus mutans isolated from Teeth decayed in Babylon Province

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Suha Hamid Obaid Almamoori ,Melda Dölarslan ,Basima Ahmed Abdullah


Many strains of S. mutans caused dental plaque patients through the world. Various genotypes of S. mutans have been found in salivation, and dental biofilm. This study conducted in Babylon province middle of Iraq in 2021-2022. Fifty mouth wash samples were collected from patients suffering from severe teeth decay. The aim of study to phenotypic and genotypic the strains of S.mutants. The result shown growth of S.mutans colonies on MSB agar were characterized by special colony morphology, rough, dark blue color

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