Subsystem: Serotype determining Capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis in Staphylococcus
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Notes copied from Capsular_polysaccharide_biosynthesis_in_Staphylococcus:
The Staphylococcus aureus allelic genetic loci for serotype 5 and 8 capsule expression contain the type-specific genes flanked by common genes.
Sau S, Bhasin N, Wann ER, Lee JC, Foster TJ, Lee CY.
Microbiology. 1997 Jul;143 ( Pt 7):2395-405.
cap5A through cap5G and cap5L through cap5P are essentially identical to those of cap8A through cap8G and cap8L through cap8P. (Serotypes differ in alleles H, I, J, K)
Variant code 5 means the strain has type 5 serotype.
Variant code 8 means the strain has type 8 serotype.