Population genetics and the evolution of virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Chua2014PopulationGA,
  title={Population genetics and the evolution of virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Kyra Y. L. Chua and Benjamin P Howden and Jhih-Hang Jiang and Timothy P Stinear and Anton Y. Peleg},
  journal={Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={21},
  pages={
          554-62
        }
}
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most important human pathogens, causing life-threatening infection in the community and hospital setting. The population genetics of S. aureus and the evolution of virulence is the focus of this review. We describe the various techniques in determining S. aureus population structure and discuss the insights gained from whole genome sequencing of various S. aureus strains. The emergence of community-acquired, methicillin-resistant S. aureus provides a… CONTINUE READING
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