Presence of icaA and icaD genes and slime production in a collection of staphylococcal strains from catheter-associated infections.


Both Staphylococcus epidermidis and Staphylococcus aureus are important causes of infections associated with catheters and other medical devices. It has recently been shown that not only S. epidermidis but also S. aureus can produce slime and carries the ica operon responsible for slime production. In the operon, coexpression of icaA and icaD is required… (More)


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