A study of virulence factors with induced mutants of Staphylococcus aureus.


The contribution of a number of extracellular products of Staphylococcus aureus to the virulence of the organism for mice was studied by comparing a wild-type strain with various mutants derived from it in three virulence tests: (1) subcutaneous and (2) intravenous challenge in normal mice, and (3) subcutaneous challenge in mice after total body X… (More)