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Addition to Fig. 3 Legend

Posted by PLoS_Pathogens on 31 Jul 2009 at 17:25 GMT

Type II and III SCCmec elements are shown on the top, based on Genbank accession numbers D86934 (strain S. aureus N315, type II) and AB037671 (type III) [14]. The essential mec (methicillin resistance and regulation) and ccr (recombinase) genes are shown in color, other accessory elements are in grey. The region that contains the psm-mec gene and the overlapping fudoh locus [39] is magnified at the bottom. SD, Shine-Dalgarno sequence.

In Figure 3, the DNA fragment containing fudoh and psm-mec at the bottom is reversed relative to the SCCmec element at the top, to show translation of the psm-mec gene

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