By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, strain found in agricultural animals likely originated from an antibiotic-susceptible form of S. aureus found in humans that acquired the changes needed to resist antibiotics once it moved into livestock, according to a phylogenetic analysis published online today in mBio.

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