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Research Article

Sequence Diversities of Serine-Aspartate Repeat Genes among Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Different Hosts Presumably by Horizontal Gene Transfer

  • Huping Xue,

    Affiliations: Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Hong Lu,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

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  • Xin Zhao mail

    xin.zhao@mcgill.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Published: May 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020332

About the Authors

Huping Xue, Xin Zhao
Department of Animal Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Huping Xue, Hong Lu
State Key Laboratory of Genetic Engineering, School of Life Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Corresponding Author

Email: xin.zhao@mcgill.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HX HL XZ. Performed the experiments: HX. Analyzed the data: HX XZ. Wrote the paper: HX XZ.