Molecular genetic typing reveals further insights into the diversity of animal-associated Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Smyth2009MolecularGT,
  title={Molecular genetic typing reveals further insights into the diversity of animal-associated Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Davida S. Smyth and Edward J Feil and William J. Meaney and Patrick J. Hartigan and Tore Tollersrud and J Ross Fitzgerald and Mark C. Enright and Cyril J. Smyth},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={58 Pt 10},
  pages={1343-53}
}
Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen of man, but is also able to colonize and cause disease in a wide variety of mammals and birds. An extended multilocus sequencing approach, involving multilocus sequence typing (MLST), sas typing, spa typing and agr typing, was used to examine the molecular diversity of 118 S. aureus isolates recovered from a range of host species and to compare these data with the known diversity of human-derived isolates. MLST revealed that the commonest animal… CONTINUE READING