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Characterization of a conjugative staphylococcal mupirocin resistance plasmid.
We studied conjugative plasmids encoding high-level mupirocin resistance. These plasmids were found in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from two geographic locations in the United States. TransferExpand
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Error Bounds for Solving Pseudodifferential Equations on Spheres by Collocation with Zonal Kernels
The problem of solving pseudodifferential equations on spheres by collocation with zonal kernels is considered and bounds for the approximation error are established. The bounds are given in terms ofExpand
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DNA sequence and units of transcription of the conjugative transfer gene complex (trs) of Staphylococcus aureus plasmid pGO1.
The conjugative transfer genes of 52-kb staphylococcal R plasmid pGO1 were localized to a single BglII restriction fragment and cloned in Escherichia coli. Sequence analysis of the 13,612-baseExpand
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Lp-error estimates for radial basis function interpolation on the sphere
In this paper we review the variational approach to radial basis function interpolation on the sphere and establish new Lp-error bounds, for p ∈ [1, ∞]. These bounds are given in terms of a measureExpand
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A Duchon framework for the sphere
In his fundamental paper (RAIRO Anal. Numer. 12 (1978) 325) Duchon presented a strategy for analysing the accuracy of surface spline interpolants to sufficiently smooth target functions. In theExpand
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Identification of chromosomal location of mupA gene, encoding low-level mupirocin resistance in staphylococcal isolates.
Low- and high-level mupirocin resistance have been reported in Staphylococcus aureus. The expression of plasmid-encoded mupA is responsible for high-level mupirocin resistance. Low-levelExpand
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Mupirocin resistance: clinical and molecular epidemiology.
The antistaphylococcal activity of topical mupirocin has made it an attractive agent for the treatment of asymptomatic colonization with Staphylococcus aureus. Increasing use has been associated withExpand
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Transcriptional regulation by TrsN of conjugative transfer genes on staphylococcal plasmid pGO1.
The major conjugative transfer gene cluster of staphylococcal plasmid pGO1 (trs) consists of 13 open reading frames (trsA to trsM) transcribed from one DNA strand and a single 189-bp open readingExpand
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Characterization of Mupirocin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Different Geographic Areas
With the increasing use of mupirocin, resistance among staphylococci has emerged (1). High-level resistance (MICs, >500 μg/ml) is usually mediated by a plasmid-associated mupA gene. Low-levelExpand
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On the accuracy of surface spline interpolation on the unit sphere
This paper considers a novel modification to the surface splines that have previously been used on the unit sphere. The surface splines considered are a natural analogue of surface splines in IRd andExpand
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