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Using the tannase gene to rapidly and simply identify Staphylococcus lugdunensis

Norihisa Noguchi, Keiko Goto, Tokihiro Ro, Koji Narui, Mari Ko, Yutaka Nasu, Kenta Utsumi, Kenji Takazawa, Fuminori Moriyasu, Masanori Sasatsu
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2010, 66 (1): 120-3
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The coagulase-negative Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a bacterium similar to Staphylococcus aureus, produces tannase that degrades tannin. We developed a polymerase chain reaction-based method to rapidly and simply identify this species by detecting the tanA gene for S. lugdunensis tannase.

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