Distribution and characterization of staphylococcal interspersed repeat units (SIRUs) and potential use for strain differentiation.

@article{Hardy2004DistributionAC,
  title={Distribution and characterization of staphylococcal interspersed repeat units (SIRUs) and potential use for strain differentiation.},
  author={Katherine J. Hardy and David Wayne Ussery and Beryl A. Oppenheim and Peter Hawkey},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={150 Pt 12},
  pages={4045-52}
}
Variable-number tandem repeats (VNTRs) have been shown to be a powerful tool in the determination of evolutionary relationships and population genetics of bacteria. The sequencing of a number of Staphylococcus aureus genomes has allowed the identification of novel VNTR sequences in S. aureus, which are similar to those used in the study of the evolution of Mycobacterium tuberculosis clades. Seven VNTRs, termed staphylococcal interspersed repeat units (SIRUs), distributed around the genome are… CONTINUE READING
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