Characterization and expression analysis of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island 3. Implications for the evolution of staphylococcal pathogenicity islands.

@article{Yarwood2002CharacterizationAE,
  title={Characterization and expression analysis of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island 3. Implications for the evolution of staphylococcal pathogenicity islands.},
  author={Jeremy M. Yarwood and John K McCormick and Michael Paustian and Paul M. Orwin and Vivek Kapur and Patrick Schlievert},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={277 15},
  pages={13138-47}
}
We describe the complete sequence of the 15.9-kb staphylococcal pathogenicity island 3 encoding staphylococcal enterotoxin serotypes B, K, and Q. The island, which meets the generally accepted definition of pathogenicity islands, contains 24 open reading frames potentially encoding proteins of more than 50 amino acids, including an apparently functional… CONTINUE READING