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Comparative whole-genome mapping to determine Staphylococcus aureus genome size, virulence motifs, and clonality.

Sanjay K Shukla, Madhulatha Pantrangi, Buffy Stahl, Adam M Briska, Mary E Stemper, Trevor K Wagner, Emily B Zentz, Steven M Callister, Steven D Lovrich, John K Henkhaus, Colin W Dykes,

Despite being a clonal pathogen, Staphylococcus aureus continues to acquire virulence and antibiotic-resistant genes located on mobile genetic elements such as genomic islands, prophages, pathogenicity islands, and the staphylococcal chromosomal cassette mec (SCCmec) by horizontal gene transfer from other staphylococci. The potential virulence of a S. aureus strain is often ... Read more >>

J Clin Microbiol (Journal of clinical microbiology)
[2012, 50(11):3526-3533]

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