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Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2003 Oct;3(5):474-9.

The evolution of a resistant pathogen--the case of MRSA.

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Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY, UK. m.c.enright@bath.ac.uk

Abstract

Recent advances in molecular epidemiological methods have elucidated the evolutionary pathways by which modern methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have evolved. Only five major lineages of hospital methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus exist, but these are globally distributed and evolving resistance to even the newest antibiotics.

PMID:
14559091
DOI:
10.1016/s1471-4892(03)00109-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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