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Partial atlE sequencing of Staphylococcus epidermidis strains from prosthetic joint infections

Published inJournal of clinical microbiology, vol. 47, no. 7, p. 2321-2324
Publication date2009
Abstract

Partial atlE sequencing (atlE nucleotides 2782 to 3114 [atlE(2782-3114)]) was performed in 41 Staphylococcus epidermidis isolates from prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) and 44 isolates from skin as controls. The atlE(2782-3114) allele 1 (type strain sequence) was significantly more frequent in PJI strains (38/41 versus 29/44 in controls; P = 0.0023). Most PJI strains were positive for mecA, icaA/icaD, and IS256, and most belonged to the sequence type 27 subgroup, suggesting the involvement of few related clones.

Keywords
  • Alleles
  • Bacterial Proteins/*genetics
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Cluster Analysis
  • DNA, Bacterial/chemistry/genetics
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases/*microbiology
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Prosthesis-Related Infections/*microbiology
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA
  • Staphylococcal Infections/*microbiology
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis/*classification/*genetics/isolation & purification
  • Virulence Factors/genetics
Citation (ISO format)
SIVADON, V. et al. Partial atlE sequencing of Staphylococcus epidermidis strains from prosthetic joint infections. In: Journal of clinical microbiology, 2009, vol. 47, n° 7, p. 2321–2324. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01971-08
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