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Abstract

In an evolutionarily conserved gene organization (syntenic region), the sigH gene shares exceptionally low homology among staphylococcal species. We analyzed the "positionally cloned" sigH sequences of 39 staphylococcal species. The topology of the SigH phylogenetic tree was consistent with that of 16S rRNA. Certain clinical isolates were successfully differentiated at the species level with the sigH sequence data set. We propose that the sigH gene is a promising molecular target in genotypic identification because it is highly discriminative in differentiating closely related staphylococcal species.

Journal

  • Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease

    Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease 61(4), 373-380, 2008-08

    Elsevier Inc.

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120000830202
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10623322
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0732-8893
  • Data Source
    IR 
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