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How clonal is Staphylococcus aureus?

Abstract:

Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen and represents a growing public health burden owing to the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant clones, particularly within the hospital environment. Despite this, basic questions about the evolution and population biology of the species, particularly with regard to the extent and impact of homologous recombination, remain unanswered. We address these issues through an analysis of sequence data obtained from the characterization by ...

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Cooper, JE More by this author
Grundmann, H More by this author
Robinson, DA More by this author
Enright, MC More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of bacteriology
Volume:
185
Issue:
11
Pages:
3307-3316
Publication date:
2003-06-05
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EISSN:
1098-5530
ISSN:
0021-9193
URN:
uuid:9d658bc9-e0d7-4ac5-90e5-2bac0a36f8ea
Source identifiers:
11069
Local pid:
pubs:11069

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