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Disease-associated genotypes of the commensal skin bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis

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Some of the most common infectious diseases are caused by bacteria that naturally colonise humans asymptomatically. Combating these opportunistic pathogens requires an understanding of the traits that differentiate infecting strains from harmless relatives. Staphylococcus epidermidis is carried asymptomatically on the skin and mucous membranes of virtually all humans but is a major cause of nosocomial infection associated with invasive procedures. Here we address the underlying evolutionar...

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10.1038/s41467-018-07368-7

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Mageiros, L More by this author
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Springer Nature Publisher's website
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Nature Communications Journal website
Volume:
9
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Article: 5034
Publication date:
2018-11-28
Acceptance date:
2018-10-28
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2041-1723
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pubs:932023
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uri:5c84526f-a015-4a38-b621-16bdd5e0cc45
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uuid:5c84526f-a015-4a38-b621-16bdd5e0cc45
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pubs:932023

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