Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Microbes Infect. 2001 Jun;3(7):585-94.

Pathogenicity and resistance islands of staphylococci.

Author information

1
Molecular Pathogenesis Program, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, New York University Medical Center, New York, NY 10016, USA. novick@saturn.med.nyu.edu

Abstract

Variable genetic elements including plasmids, transposons and prophages are involved in pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance, and are an important component of the staphylococcal genome. This review covers a set of newly described variable chromosomal elements, pathogenicity and resistance islands, carrying superantigen and resistance genes, especially toxic shock and methicillin resistance, respectively.

PMID:
11418332
DOI:
10.1016/s1286-4579(01)01414-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center