Genomic Comparison among Lethal Invasive Strains of Streptococcus pyogenes Serotype M1

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Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A Streptococcus (GAS), is a human pathogen that causes diverse human diseases including streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). A GAS outbreak occurred in Brasilia, Brazil, during the second half of the year 2011, causing 26 deaths. Whole genome sequencing was performed using Illumina platform. The sequences… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01993

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