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Table 1 Bacterial strains and plasmids used in this study

From: Identification and functional analysis of the L-ascorbate-specific enzyme II complex of the phosphotransferase system in Streptococcus mutans

Strains or plasmids Relevant characteristics Source or reference
Strains
S. mutans UA159 Wild-type, serotype c Ajdić et al., (2002) [4]
S. mutans ptxA UA159 derivative, ptxA , Sper This study
S. mutans ptxB UA159 derivative, ptxB , Sper This study
S. mutans ptxAB UA159 derivative, ptxA and ptxB , Sper This study
S. mutans CptxA S. mutans ptxA carrying pDL278:ptxA, Sper This study
S. mutans CptxB S. mutans ptxB carrying pDL278:ptxB, Sper This study
S. mutans CptxAB S. mutans ptxAB carrying pDL278:ptxAB, Sper This study
Plasmids
 pFW5 Commercial cloning vector, Sper Podbielski A et al., (1996) [52]
 pDL278 Shuttle vector, Sper LeBlanc & Lee (1991) [53]
 pDL278:ptxA Shuttle vector carrying ptxA, Sper This study
 pDL278:ptxB Shuttle vector carrying ptxB, Sper This study
 pDL278:ptxAB Shuttle vector carrying ptxA and ptxB, Sper This study
  1. Spe r spectinomycin resistance