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Bacteriophage transduction of mobile genetic elements in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Authors

DOŠKAŘ Jiří VARGA Marian MAŠLAŇOVÁ Ivana PANTŮČEK Roman MOŠA Marek

Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Bacteriophages: Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Their Application in Medicine, Veterinary and Food. Vol. 2
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Citation
Web http://www.congress-bacteriophage.niicmib.ru/index_en.html
Field Genetics and molecular biology
Keywords bacteriophage; transduction; horizontal gene transfer; MRSA; mobile genetic elements; antibiotic resistance; lysogeny
Description This research was aimed at characterizing transduction of mobile genetic elements in methicillin-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus. In this work it has been proved that bacteriophages efficiently transferred antibiotic resistance and virulence genes between clinical S. aureus strains. Furthermore, successful transduction was performed using prophages of lysogenic laboratory and clinical strains.
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