Insertional inactivation of mutS in Staphylococcus aureus reveals potential for elevated mutation frequencies, although the prevalence of mutators in clinical isolates is low.

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Populations defective in mismatch repair that exhibit elevated mutation frequencies to antibiotic resistance have been reported amongst pathogenic Gram-negative bacteria. Whether such mutators occur widely in clinical isolates of Gram-positive species, and in important pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus, is unknown. Insertional inactivation of the mutS… (More)

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@article{ONeill2002InsertionalIO, title={Insertional inactivation of mutS in Staphylococcus aureus reveals potential for elevated mutation frequencies, although the prevalence of mutators in clinical isolates is low.}, author={A. J. O'Neill and Ian Chopra}, journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy}, year={2002}, volume={50 2}, pages={161-9} }