Regulation of Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Biosynthesis
Annual rept. no. 1, 1 Mar-7 Aug 1979
KANSAS STATE UNIV MANHATTAN DIV OF BIOLOGY
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The genetics of enterotoxingenesis in S. aureus is being pursued. Enterotoxin B SEB has been shown to exist as both a chromosomal and plasmid gene in methicillin resistant strains. Most of these exhibit chromosomal genes although 37.5 possess a 1.15 Mdal plasmid which codes for SEB. Either genetic arrangement appears genetically linked to methicillin resistance although actual physical linkage has been ruled out. The association seems to be mediated by a tetracycline resistance plasmid.
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