Date of this Version
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51(1) pp. 306-310 January 2013. doi:10.1128/JCM.02421-12
Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is an opportunistic pathogen in dogs. Four housekeeping genes with allelic polymorphisms were identified and used to develop an expanded multilocus sequence typing (MLST) scheme. The new seven-locus technique shows S. pseudintermedius to have greater genetic diversity than previous methods and discriminates more isolates based upon host origin.