TABLE 1.

S. pneumoniae strains used in this study

StrainDescriptionSource or reference
D39Serotype 2 (NCTC 7466) 1
CbpAD39 CbpA insertion-duplication mutant, Eryr 4
ΔCbpA cbpA deletion mutant of D39This study
CbpAΔHypHypervariable region of cbpA (nt 424-720) deletion mutant of D39This study
CbpAΔSR1Small repeat region 1 of cbpA (nt 721-1206) deletion mutant of D39This study
CbpAΔSR2Small repeat region 2 of cbpA (nt 1207-1548) deletion mutant of D39This study
CbpAΔProProline-rich region of cbpA (nt 1549-1761) deletion mutant of D39This study
PspAD39 PspA insertion-duplication mutant 27
pspA::erm mutant pspA erm insertion mutant of D39This study
ΔPspA pspA deletion mutant of D39This study
PspAΔh1α-Helical region 1 of pspA (nt 210-657) deletion mutant of D39This study
PspAΔh2α-Helical region 2 of pspA (nt 658-1083) deletion mutant of D39This study
PspAΔhelixα-Helical region of pspA (nt 210-1083) deletion mutant of D39This study
PspAΔproProline-rich region of pspA (nt 1084-1329) deletion mutant of D39This study