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The Response of S. aureus to Environmental Stimuli

Malcolm J. Horsburgh
from: Staphylococcus: Molecular Genetics (Edited by: Jodi Lindsay). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2008)


The success of S. aureus as an opportunistic human pathogen is typically ascribed to its versatility via an inherent capacity to respond to changes in its environment. The range of stimuli to which it responds are not completely characterised, however significant advances have been made in our understanding of how this bacterium modulates gene expression in response to anaerobiosis, metal ion limitation, nitrosative and oxidative stress, temperature and pH change, starvation and antibiotic-directed cell wall stress read more ...
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