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Revealing fosfomycin primary effect on Staphylococcus aureus transcriptome: modulation of cell envelope biosynthesis and phosphoenolpyruvate induced starvation

Marko Petek*, Špela Baebler, Drago Kuzman, Ana Rotter, Zdravko Podlesek, Kristina Gruden, Maja Ravnikar and Uroš Urleb

BMC Microbiology 2010, 10:159  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-159

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Overlooks previously published work

Alex O'Neill   (2010-10-26 11:06)  University of Leeds

Petek et al. have failed to cite a previous study that has delineated the transcriptional response of S. aureus to fosfomycin and other conditions that block early-stage cell-wall biosynthesis (O'Neill AJ, Lindsay JA, Gould K, Hinds J, Chopra I. [2009] Transcriptional signature following inhibition of early-stage cell wall biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 53:1701-4).

Competing interests

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