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Research Article

Evolutionary Analyses of Staphylococcus aureus Identify Genetic Relationships between Nasal Carriage and Clinical Isolates

  • Ryan P. Lamers,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Jason W. Stinnett equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jason W. Stinnett, Gowrishankar Muthukrishnan

    Affiliation: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Gowrishankar Muthukrishnan equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jason W. Stinnett, Gowrishankar Muthukrishnan

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Christopher L. Parkinson,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Alexander M. Cole mail

    acole@mail.ucf.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

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  • Published: January 21, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0016426

About the Authors

Ryan P. Lamers, Gowrishankar Muthukrishnan, Alexander M. Cole
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Jason W. Stinnett
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America
Christopher L. Parkinson
Department of Biology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: acole@mail.ucf.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RPL CLP AMC. Performed the experiments: RPL GM. Analyzed the data: RPL JWS GM CLP AMC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JWS CLP. Wrote the paper: RPL CLP AMC. Designed the software used in analysis: JWS.