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An international team led by investigators at Monash University in Melbourne reports in PLoS One this week its sequencing on a collection of isogenic, clinical, and laboratory Staphylococcus aureus strains, which — when combined with electron microscopy and lipid membrane studies on selected isolates — it used to characterize the genetic evolution of daptomycin resistance in the pathogen.

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