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Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus protein A (spa) mutants in the community and hospitals in Oxfordshire

Antonina A Votintseva1*, Rowena Fung13, Ruth R Miller14, Kyle Knox8, Heather Godwin27, David H Wyllie15, Rory Bowden6, Derrick W Crook12 and A Sarah Walker12

Author Affiliations

1 Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 7, Room 7724, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom

2 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, United Kingdom

3 Department of Molecular Microbiology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7UH, United Kingdom

4 School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, 655 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R4, Canada

5 The Jenner Institute, University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7DQ, United Kingdom

6 Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, University of Oxford, Roosevelt Drive, Oxford OX3 7BN, United Kingdom

7 Gasteroenterology Research Office, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3JH, United Kingdom

8 Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2ET, United Kingdom

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BMC Microbiology 2014, 14:63  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-14-63

Published: 12 March 2014

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

Swab data for individuals with rearrangements in the spa-gene.

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Association between rearrangements in the spa-gene and spa-types.

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