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Cadmium resistance in Staphylococcus sciuri.

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dc.contributor.author AbuBakr, Samer.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-22T13:06:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-22T13:06:32Z
dc.date.created 2003 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-05-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1054
dc.description viii, 53 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract Staphylococcus sciuri is a member of the coagulase-negative staphylococci and its distribution is widespread in nature. Although primarily a pathogen of animals, this organism may colonize humans and its isolation from various clinical samples has been reported. In terms of heavy metal resistance, specifically cadmium resistance, most studies in the genus Staphylococcus have been confined to S. aureus; no investigations with S. sciuri have been reported. Three different cadmium resistance systems, designated CadA, CadB, CadD, have been reported in S. aureus. In this study, S. sciuri isolates obtained from a wild population of Gray Treefrogs were examined for cadmium resistance and it was shown that resistance levels among the isolates differ significantly. Using gene-specific primers based on cadA. and cadBlD, amplicons were generated via the polymerase chain reaction which corresponded to the genes encoding CadA and CadBlD, respectively. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Staphylococcus. en_US
dc.title Cadmium resistance in Staphylococcus sciuri. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor Scott Crupper en_US
dc.department biological sciences en_US

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