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Table 5 Differentiation of S. mutans biotypes based on differences in the activity of phosphatase, inulin, tegatose and melibiose

From: The usefulness of biotyping in the determination of selected pathogenicity determinants in Streptococcus mutans

Biotype Enzyme profile PHS INU MLB TGT Number of strains Participation %
I A + D - - + -/+ 34 64%
II B + G - + + -/+ 14 26%
III C + + - - 3 6%
IV E + F + - + -/+ 2 4%