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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2010 Jan;66(1):120-3. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2009.03.028. Epub 2009 May 15.

Using the tannase gene to rapidly and simply identify Staphylococcus lugdunensis.

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Department of Microbiology, School of Pharmacy, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, Hachioji, Tokyo 192-0392, Japan.


The coagulase-negative Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a bacterium similar to Staphylococcus aureus, produces tannase that degrades tannin. We developed a polymerase chain reaction-based method to rapidly and simply identify this species by detecting the tanA gene for S. lugdunensis tannase.

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