Molly B. Schmid

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Gene products required for in vivo growth and survival of microbial pathogens comprise a unique functional class and may represent new targets for antimicrobial chemotherapy, vaccine construction, or diagnostics. Although some factors governing Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity have been identified and studied, a comprehensive genomic analysis of(More)
The yycF1(Ts) mutation in Staphylococcus aureus conferred hypersensitivity to macrolide-lincosamide-streptogramin B (MLS(B)) antibiotics on strains either containing or lacking ermB. The overexpression of the S. aureus Ssa protein restored the yycF1 mutant to wild-type levels of susceptibility. Inactivation of ssa in an unmutagenized strain dramatically(More)
A healthy cell must maintain chromosome integrity during each phase of the cell cycle. Yet during the cell cycle, defects in DNA repair, DNA synthesis, and chromosome transmission can cause chromosome instability. Here, we build a cyclical model for chromosome maintenance by assaying the genetic interactions of pairs of genes that each normally functions to(More)
Chromosome stability models are usually qualitative models derived from molecular-genetic mechanisms for DNA repair, DNA synthesis, and cell division. While qualitative models are informative, they are also challenging to reformulate as precise quantitative models. In this report we explore how (A) laboratory experiments, (B) quantitative simulation, and(More)
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