Genetic variation among hospital isolates of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus: evidence for horizontal transfer of virulence genes.

@article{Moore2001GeneticVA,
  title={Genetic variation among hospital isolates of methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus: evidence for horizontal transfer of virulence genes.},
  author={P P C Moore and Jodi A. Lindsay},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={
          2760-7
        }
}
Staphylococcus aureus strains often carry in their genomes virulence genes that are not found in all strains and that may be carried on discrete genetic elements. Strains also differ in that they carry one of four classes of an accessory gene regulator (agr) locus, an operon that regulates virulence factor expression and that has been proposed to be a therapeutic target. To look at their distribution among hospital strains, we investigated 38 methicillin-sensitive S. aureus isolates… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 103 CITATIONS, ESTIMATED 72% COVERAGE

FILTER CITATIONS BY YEAR

2002
2019

CITATION STATISTICS

  • 4 Highly Influenced Citations