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Characterization of biofilm matrix, degradation by DNase treatment and evidence of capsule downregulation in Streptococcus pneumoniae clinical isolates

Luanne Hall-Stoodley*, Laura Nistico, Karthik Sambanthamoorthy, Bethany Dice, Duc Nguyen, William J Mershon, Candice Johnson, Fen Ze Hu, Paul Stoodley, Garth D Ehrlich and J Christopher Post

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