The complete genomes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophages 80 and 80α--implications for the specificity of SaPI mobilization.

@article{Christie2010TheCG,
  title={The complete genomes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteriophages 80 and 80α--implications for the specificity of SaPI mobilization.},
  author={Gail E Christie and Allison M. Matthews and David G King and Kristin D. Lane and Nicholas P. Olivarez and Sandra M. Tallent and Steve Gill and Richard P. Novick},
  journal={Virology},
  year={2010},
  volume={407 2},
  pages={381-90}
}
Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands (SaPIs) are mobile elements that are induced by a helper bacteriophage to excise and replicate and to be encapsidated in phage-like particles smaller than those of the helper, leading to high-frequency transfer. SaPI mobilization is helper phage specific; only certain SaPIs can be mobilized by a particular helper phage. Staphylococcal phage 80α can mobilize every SaPI tested thus far, including SaPI1, SaPI2 and SaPIbov1. Phage 80, on the other hand… CONTINUE READING