Antagonism between Staphylococcus epidermidis and Propionibacterium acnes and its genomic basis

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Propionibacterium acnes and Staphylococcus epidermidis live in close proximity on human skin, and both bacterial species can be isolated from normal and acne vulgaris-affected skin sites. The antagonistic interactions between the two species are poorly understood, as well as the potential significance of bacterial interferences for the skin microbiota. Here, we performed simultaneous antagonism assays to detect inhibitory activities between multiple isolates of the two species. Selected strains were sequenced to identify the genomic basis of their antimicrobial phenotypes.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBMC Genomics
Volume17
Issue1
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
ISSN1471-2164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2016

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