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Why is it that most strains of Staphylococcal aureus bacteria live harmlessly on the skin or in the nose of humans whereas a few strains become invasive and cause serious disease? In his Perspective, Lipsitch discusses new findings (Day et al.) suggesting that the very characteristics that make bacteria efficient at colonizing their hosts also render them better at invading host tissue and causing disease.

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      oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110722031022757T,hypervirulent,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_BEN,ancestral strain,Staphylococcal aureus,virulence (invasiveness),Commensal bacteria,colonization of host

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