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J Clin Microbiol. 2012 Jun;50(6):2152-5. doi: 10.1128/JCM.06739-11. Epub 2012 Mar 21.

Population genetic structures of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from cats and dogs in Japan.

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Department of Infection Control Science, Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan. hiteiha@juntendo.ac.jp

Abstract

We determined the population genetic structures of feline and canine Staphylococcus aureus strains in Japan by multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Ecological analyses suggested that multiple feline-related S. aureus clones, including ST133, naturally occur as commensals and can cause endogenous infections in felines. In contrast, S. aureus populations do not likely include any clone that exhibits tropism in domestic dogs. Even if S. aureus infections occur in dogs, the pathologies are likely exogenous infections.

PMID:
22442314
PMCID:
PMC3372125
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.06739-11
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