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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 732901, 10 pages
Research Article

Characteristics of Streptococcus pneumoniae Strains Colonizing Upper Respiratory Tract of Healthy Preschool Children in Poland

Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Medical University of Lublin, Chodzki 1, 20-093 Lublin, Poland

Received 27 April 2012; Accepted 27 May 2012

Academic Editors: A. Ouwehand and J. Sóki

Copyright © 2012 Izabela Korona-Glowniak and Anna Malm. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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