Streptococcus pneumoniae

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Abstract

The primary (if not only) natural habitat of Streptococcus pneumoniae on this planet is the nasopharynx of preschool-age children, and antibiotics and vaccines not only combat pneumococcal disease but also drive the evolution of drug-resistant and novel capsular types of this species. In this sense, humans are not only targets but also evolutionary partners of S. pneumoniae as well.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of microbiology
EditorsS. Moselio
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherAcademic Press
Pages304-317
Edition3rd
ISBN (Print)978-0-12-373944-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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Sá Leão, R. (2009). Streptococcus pneumoniae. In S. Moselio (Ed.), Encyclopedia of microbiology (3rd ed., pp. 304-317). Oxford: Academic Press.