TABLE 1.

S. mutans strains used in this study

StrainRelevant genotypeDescriptionSource or reference
UA159manL+ ptsG+Wild typeUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham
JAM1manLmanL::kan1
MMC1ptsGptsG::ermThis study
TW31manL+ ptsG+ PfruAcatUA159 harboring PfruAcat51
JAM25ptsG PfruAcatMMC1 harboring PfruAcatThis study