The 3′-end region of the coagulase gene from 22 strains of Staphylococcus aureus including 10 standard serotype strains was sequenced, and five subgroups with 4-8 tandem repeating units were distinguished among the tested strains. Phylogenetic analysis of the 3′-end region of the coagulase gene indicated that strains belonging to the same serotype were clustered in the same branch. A phylogenetic tree of the deduced amino acid sequences revealed that the C-terminal region might not be responsible for the epitope of the coagulase protein.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jan|
- Coagulase serotype
- Sequence analysis
- Staphylococcus aureus
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