Differentiation of bovine Staphylococcus aureus isolates by use of polymorphic tandem repeat typing.


Staphylococcus aureus is a common cause of bovine mastitis. A simple and efficient typing method would be helpful in understanding S. aureus sources and spread. Ninety-six S. aureus strains, isolated between 1961 and 2003 from the milk of 90 dairy cows belonging to 75 French herds, were subjected to multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeats analysis… (More)


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