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Abstract

We determined the population genetic structures of feline and canine Staphylococcus aureus strains in Japan by multilocus sequence typing (MLST). Ecological analyses suggested that multiple feline-related S. aureus clones, including ST133, naturally occur as commensals and can cause endogenous infections in felines. In contrast, S. aureus populations do not likely include any clone that exhibits tropism in domestic dogs. Even if S. aureus infections occur in dogs, the pathologies are likely exogenous infections.

Journal

  • Journal of Clinical Microbiology

    Journal of Clinical Microbiology 50(6), 2152-2155, 2012-06

    American Society for Microbiology

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120005761756
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0095-1137
  • Data Source
    IR 
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