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Within-host evolution of Staphylococcus aureus during asymptomatic carriage.

Abstract:

BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is a major cause of healthcare associated mortality, but like many important bacterial pathogens, it is a common constituent of the normal human body flora. Around a third of healthy adults are carriers. Recent evidence suggests that evolution of S. aureus during nasal carriage may be associated with progression to invasive disease. However, a more detailed understanding of within-host evolution under natural conditions is required to appreciate the evolution...

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Journal:
PloS one
Volume:
8
Issue:
5
Pages:
e61319
Publication date:
2013-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
URN:
uuid:e581f374-d833-4f64-8544-add79a860b5c
Source identifiers:
401163
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pubs:401163

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