Accessory gene regulator locus of Staphylococcus intermedius.

  title={Accessory gene regulator locus of Staphylococcus intermedius.},
  author={Julia M-L Sung and Peter D. Chantler and David H Lloyd},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={74 5},
The accessory gene regulator (agr) locus, a candidate system for the regulation of the production of virulence factors in Staphylococcus intermedius, has been characterized. Using PCR-based genome walking, we have obtained the first complete sequence (3,436 bp) of the accessory gene regulator (agr) gene in this organism. Sequence analysis of the agr gene has identified five open reading frames (ORFs), agrB, agrD, agrC, agrA, and hld. The translated ORF contained amino acid motifs characteristic… CONTINUE READING