Search for the insertion element IS256 within the ica locus of Staphylococcus epidermidis clinical isolates collected from biomaterial-associated infections.

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Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm-forming strains produce a polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA), which mediates bacterial cell aggregation and favours the colonisation on prosthetic implants. PIA synthesis is regulated by the icaADBC locus. In vitro, by repeated subcultures of a biofilm-producing strain, the loss of the ability to produce biofilm… (More)

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@article{Arciola2004SearchFT, title={Search for the insertion element IS256 within the ica locus of Staphylococcus epidermidis clinical isolates collected from biomaterial-associated infections.}, author={Carla Renata Arciola and Davide Campoccia and Simonetta Gamberini and Simona Rizzi and Maria Elena Donati and Lucilla Baldassarri and Lucio Montanaro}, journal={Biomaterials}, year={2004}, volume={25 18}, pages={4117-25} }