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Genetic and phenotypic characterization of small colony variant Staphylococcus aureus cystic fibrosis isolates
Staphylococcus aureus small colony variants (SCVs) are recovered frequently from chronic, antibiotic refractory infections and are associated with worse disease outcomes and treatment failures. The defining SCV characteristic is slow growth in vitro resulting in small, atypical colony formation. SCVs arise following exposure ...