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ABBREVIATIONS

 

AP-PCR arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction
ATCC American Type Culture Collection
BHI brothbrain heart infusion broth
bp base pair
CFU colony forming units
CHX chlorhexidine
DMF decayed, missing, filled
dmf for deciduous teeth decayed, missing, filled
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
EDTA ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
GTF glucosyltransferase
IDH Institute of Dentistry, Helsinki
IPS intracellular polysacharide
LB broth Luria-Bertani broth
MAb monoclonal antibody
MIC minimal inhibitory concentration
MS agarmitis salivarius agar
MSB agar mitis salivarius agar with sucrose and bacitracin
n number
NaF sodium fluoride
NCCLS National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
PCR polymerase chain reaction
RAPD randomly amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprinting
REA restriction endonuclease analysis
RFLP restriction fragment length polymorphism
RNA ribonucleic acid
rRNA ribosomal RNA
SD standard deviation
SDS sodium dodecyl sulfate
0.5xTBE buffer 45 mM Tris, 45 mM boric acid, 1 mM EDTA
TE buffer 10 mM Tris-HCl, 1 mM EDTA
Tris tris(hydroxymethyl)aminomethane
TSA trypticase soy agar
TSB trypticase soy broth
UV ultraviolet

 


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