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Research Article

Molecular Correlates of Host Specialization in Staphylococcus aureus

  • Lisa Herron-Olson,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Veterinary Pathobiology and Biomedical Genomics Center, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Current address: Syntiron, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • J. Ross Fitzgerald,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • James M. Musser,

    Affiliation: Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Disease Research, Methodist Hospital Research Institute, and Department of Pathology, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Vivek Kapur mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: vkapur@umn.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Veterinary Pathobiology and Biomedical Genomics Center, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

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  • Published: October 31, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001120
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Lisa Herron-Olson, Vivek Kapur
Department of Microbiology, Veterinary Pathobiology and Biomedical Genomics Center, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America
J. Ross Fitzgerald
Laboratory for Bacterial Evolution and Pathogenesis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
James M. Musser
Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Disease Research, Methodist Hospital Research Institute, and Department of Pathology, Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: vkapur@umn.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM LH VK. Performed the experiments: LH. Analyzed the data: LH VK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JF. Wrote the paper: JM LH VK.