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Nat Med. 2012 May 4;18(5):662-3. doi: 10.1038/nm.2765.

Horizontal gene transfer boosts MRSA spreading.

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  • 1Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of M√ľnster, Germany.

Abstract

Mechanisms triggering methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) epidemics are poorly understood. A recent study provides new evidence that horizontal gene transfer may be the culprit for the emergence of new resistant and virulent MRSA clones.

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