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Frontiers in Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus was first recognized as a human pathogen in 1880 and was named for its grape cluster-like appearance. In 1884, Staphylococcus aureus was identified and named for its vibrant golden color, which was later found to be the result of golden toxin production. Here, experts examine in-depth patterns of S. aureus colonization and exposures in humans, mammals, and birds that have led to the development of various clinical diseases. The mode of transmission of S. aureus and different methods for its detection in different samples are defined. Conventional antibiotic options to treat this aggressive, multifaceted, and readily adaptable pathogen are becoming limited. Alternative, novel chemotherapeutics to target S. aureus are discussed in the pages within, including herbal medicines, bee products, and modes of delivery.

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Frontiers in Staphylococcus aureusEdited by Shymaa Enany

Published: March 8th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/63039

ISBN: 978-953-51-2982-0

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2981-3

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1. Staphylococcus aureus: Overview of Bacteriology, Clinical Diseases, Epidemiology, Antibiotic Resistance and Therapeutic Approach

By Arumugam Gnanamani, Periasamy Hariharan and Maneesh Paul- Satyaseela

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2. Role of Nasal Staphylococcus aureus Carriage in Transmission Among Contact Athletes

By Kotaro Suzuki

507

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3. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Food- Producing and Companion Animals and Food Products

By Jungwhan Chon, Kidon Sung and Saeed Khan

756

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4. Effects of Electronic (e)-Cigarette Vapor on Staphylococcal Virulence: Are E-Cigarettes Safer than Conventional Cigarettes?

By Laura E. Crotty Alexander, Shymaa Enany and Elisa McEachern

552

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5. Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia in Adults

By Dima Youssef and Kate Molony

627

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6. Determination of Staphylococcal Phenol-Soluble Modulins (PSMs) by a High-Resolution HPLC-QTOF System

By Xiaoxiao Wu and Chi Zhang

503

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7. PCR Assay for Detection of Staphylococcus aureus in Fresh Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)

By Andrés F. Chávez‐Almanza, Jaime López‐Cervantes, Ernesto U. Cantú‐Soto, Dalia I. Sánchez‐Machado and Olga N. Campas‐Baypoli

541

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8. Prevention of Staphylococcus aureus Contamination on Animal Products Using Indonesian Natural Products

By Irma Isnafia Arief

568

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9. Bacteriophage Therapy: An Alternative for the Treatment of Staphylococcus aureus Infections in Animals and Animal Models

By Claudia I. Barrera-Rivas, Norma A. Valle-Hurtado, Graciela M. González-Lugo, Víctor M. Baizabal-Aguirre, Alejandro Bravo-Patiño, Marcos Cajero-Juárez and Juan J. Valdez-Alarcón

674

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10. Bee Products and Essential Oils as Alternative Agents for Treatment of Infections Caused by S. aureus

By Piotr Szweda and Barbara Kot

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