Genomic characterization of ribitol teichoic acid synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus: genes, genomic organization and gene duplication

@article{Qian2005GenomicCO,
  title={Genomic characterization of ribitol teichoic acid synthesis in Staphylococcus aureus: genes, genomic organization and gene duplication},
  author={Ziliang Qian and Yanbin Yin and Yong Zhang and Lingyi Lu and Yixue Li and Ying Jiang},
  journal={BMC Genomics},
  year={2005},
  volume={7},
  pages={74 - 74}
}
Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA (Methicillin Resistant S. aureus), is an acquired pathogen and the primary cause of nosocomial infections worldwide. In S. aureus, teichoic acid is an essential component of the cell wall, and its biosynthesis is not yet well characterized. Studies in Bacillus subtilis have discovered two different pathways of teichoic acid biosynthesis, in two strains W23 and 168 respectively, namely teichoic acid ribitol (tar) and teichoic acid glycerol (tag). The genes involved… CONTINUE READING