Regulation of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.

  title={Regulation of antibiotic resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Nadine G. McCallum and Brigitte Berger-B{\"a}chi and Maria Magdalena Senn},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  volume={300 2-3},
Staphylococcus aureus has a formidable ability to adapt to varying environmental conditions and an extraordinary capacity to rapidly become resistant to virtually all antibiotics. Resistance develops either through mutations and rearrangements within the staphylococcal genome, or by the acquisition of resistance determinants. Antibiotic resistances often impose a fitness burden on the host. Such biological costs can be reduced by tight regulation and antibiotic-inducible expression of… CONTINUE READING