Phage-mediated horizontal transfer of a Staphylococcus aureus virulence-associated genomic island

@inproceedings{Moon2015PhagemediatedHT,
  title={Phage-mediated horizontal transfer of a Staphylococcus aureus virulence-associated genomic island},
  author={Bo Youn Moon and Joo Youn Park and Sun Yung Hwang and D. Ashley Robinson and Jonathan C. Thomas and J Ross Fitzgerald and Yong-Ho Park and Keun Seok Seo},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen of humans and animals. The capacity of S. aureus to adapt to different host species and tissue types is strongly influenced by the acquisition of mobile genetic elements encoding determinants involved in niche adaptation. The genomic islands νSaα and νSaβ are found in almost all S. aureus strains and are characterized by extensive variation in virulence gene content. However the basis for the diversity and the mechanism underlying mobilization of the… CONTINUE READING
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