Altered cell walls of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin.

L. D. Sabath, C. D. Leaf, D. A. Gerstein, M. Finland

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METHICILLIN-resistant (MR) strains of Staphylococcus aureus, those capable of multiplying in the presence of 12.5 g of methicillin/ml. (eight or more times that tolerated by methicillin-sensitive (MS) strains), are also resistant to other commonly used antibiotics, including other semi-synthetic penicillins and cephalosporins1-7. They can cause major disease6-11 and thus may pose a serious therapeutic problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1074
Number of pages1
Issue number237
StatePublished - Mar 14 1970


  • Cell Wall/de [Drug Effects]
  • Lysostaphin/pd [Pharmacology]
  • Methicillin/pd [Pharmacology]
  • Penicillin Resistance
  • Staphylococcus/de [Drug Effects]


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