Multilocus sequence typing of intercontinental bovine Staphylococcus aureus isolates
Smith, Edward M., Green, Laura E., Medley, Graham, Bird, H. E., Fox, L. K., Schukken, Y. H. (Ynte H.), 1959-, Kruze, J. V. , Bradley, Andrew J., Zadoks, Ruth N. and Dowson, Christopher G.. (2005) Multilocus sequence typing of intercontinental bovine Staphylococcus aureus isolates. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol.43 (No.9). pp. 4737-4743. ISSN 0095-1137Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/JCM.43.9.4737-4743.2005
A total of 258 bovine-associated Staphylococcus aureus isolates from the United States, Chile, and the United Kingdom, plus the reference isolate S. aureus Newbould 305 (NCIMB 702892), were analyzed by multilocus sequence typing (MLST). A collection of previously characterized United Kingdom isolates were also included in the analysis. The results demonstrated that MLST is suitable for the differentiation of bovine S. aureus isolates from various sites (milk, teat skin, milking machine unit liners, hands, and bedding) and countries. The theory of the host specificity of S. aureus is supported by the detection of a previously undescribed clonal complex that comprised 87.4% of the isolates studied, with representatives from all geographic locations investigated. This suggests that a single clonal group has achieved a widespread distribution and is responsible for the majority of infections. Some sequence types (STs; ST25, ST115, ST124, and ST126) demonstrated site specificity, as they were significantly (P < 0.05) associated with milk or teat skin.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- ) > Biological Sciences ( -2010)
Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Mastitis, Staphylococcus aureus infections, Cattle -- Diseases -- Research|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Publisher:||American Society of Microbiology|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 4737-4743|
|Funder:||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC)|
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