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Evolutionary origin of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec).

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Several lines of evidence indicate that the most primitive staphylococcal species, those of the Staphylococcus sciuri group, were involved in the first stages of evolution of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec), the genetic element carrying the β-lactam resistance gene mecA However, many steps are still missing from this evolutionary history. In particular, it is not known how mecA was incorporated into the mobile element SCC prior to dissemination among Staphylococcus aureus ...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1128/AAC.02302-16

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology More from this funder
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Publisher:
American Society for Microbiology Publisher's website
Journal:
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy Journal website
Volume:
61
Issue:
6
Pages:
e02302-16
Publication date:
2017-04-01
Acceptance date:
2017-03-10
DOI:
EISSN:
1098-6596
ISSN:
0066-4804
Source identifiers:
688837
Language:
English
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pubs:688837
Deposit date:
2017-08-11

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