Genetic regulation of the intercellular adhesion locus in staphylococci

  title={Genetic regulation of the intercellular adhesion locus in staphylococci},
  author={David Cue and Mei Lei and Chia Y Lee},
  booktitle={Front. Cell. Inf. Microbio.},
The formation of biofilms by Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis is an important aspect of many staphylococcal infections, most notably endocarditis, osteomyelitis and infections associated with indwelling medical devices. The major constituents of staphylococcal biofilms are polysaccharides, such as poly N-acetyl glucosamine (PIA/PNAG), cell surface and secreted bacterial proteins, and extracellular DNA. The exact composition of biofilms often varies considerably between… CONTINUE READING


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