Powerful genetic resource for the study of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Hammer ND, Skaar EP
MBio. 2013 4 (2)

PMID: 23549918 · PMCID: PMC3622929 · DOI:10.1128/mBio.00166-13

In "A Genetic resource for Rapid and Comprehensive Phenotype Screening of Nonessential Staphylococcus aureus Genes" (mBio 4(2):e00537-12, doi: 10.1128/mBio.00537-12, 2013), Fey et al. describe the creation and application of a defined transposon mutant library of methicillin-resistant S. aureus. This library is well organized and made accessible to the research community through an easily navigable central repository. The mutant library promises to be a significant resource for researchers seeking a greater understanding of this pathogen.

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Gene Knockout Techniques Gene Library Genetics, Microbial Humans Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Mutagenesis, Insertional

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