Streptococcus mutans

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Streptococcus mutans
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Stain of S. mutans in thioglycollate broth culture.
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S. mutans
Binomial name
Streptococcus mutans
Clarke 1924

Streptococcus mutans is a gram-positive bacteria that lives in the mouth. This bacteria grows optimally in the range of 18-40 degrees Celsius. The microbe was first described by Clarke in 1924.