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Project: Identification and characterization of virulence-associated markers of Staphylococcus aureus strains from rabbits

project duration
01-OCT-02 – 31-DEC-02
abstract
At this moment, the factors responsible for virulence of Staphylococcus aureus strains in rabbits remain unknown. In this study, high- and low virulence strains are compared to identify possible virulence associated markers. Firstly, a comparison of the genome is made using molecular techniques. Futhermore, adhesion capacity of the genome is made using molecular techniques. Furthermore, adhesion capacity of high and low virulence strains onto epithelial cells will be studied.