Distribution of SCCmec-associated phenol-soluble modulin in staphylococci

Monecke, S.; Engelmann, I.; Archambault, M.; Coleman, D.C.; Coombs, G.W.; Corez de Jäckel, S.; Pelletier-Jacques, G.; Schwarz, Stefan GND; Shore, A.C.; Slickers, P.; Ehricht, R.

The recently described phenol-soluble modulin PSM-mec was detected in Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus fleuretti, Staphylococcus hominis, Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Staphylococcus saprophyticus, Staphylococcus simulans and Staphylococcus vitulinus from different hosts (humans, goats, dogs, cats, pigs, cattle and turkeys). Itwas identified in isolates harbouring SCCmec types II, IIA, IIB, IID, III, VIII and in some irregular or truncated elements.

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Monecke, S. / Engelmann, I. / Archambault, M. / et al: Distribution of SCCmec-associated phenol-soluble modulin in staphylococci. 2012.

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