• RinA controls phage-mediated packaging and transfer of virulence genes in gram-positive bacteria 

      Ferrer, María Desamparados; Quiles Puchalt, Nuria; Harwich, Michael D.; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Campoy Sánchez, Susana; Barbé, Jordi; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Christie, Gail E.; Penadés, José R. (Oxford University Press, 2011)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Phage-mediated transfer of microbial genetic elements plays a crucial role in bacterial life style and evolution. In this study, we identify the RinA family of phage-encoded proteins as activators required for transcription ...
    • Role of staphylococcal phage and SaPI integrase in intra- and interspecies SaPI transfer 

      Maiques, Elisa; Ubeda, Carles; Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Ferrer, María Desamparados; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Novick, Richard P.; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2007)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      SaPIbov2 is a member of the SaPI family of staphylococcal pathogenicity islands and is very closely related to SaPIbov1. Typically, certain temperate phages can induce excision and replication of one or more of these islands ...
    • Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity island DNA is packaged in particles composed of phage proteins 

      Tormo Más, María Ángeles; Ferrer, María Desamparados; Maiques, Elisa; Ubeda, Carles; Selva, Laura; Lasa Uzcudun, Íñigo Upna; Calvete, Juan J.; Novick, Richard P.; Penadés, José R. (American Society for Microbiology, 2008)   Artículo / Artikulua  OpenAccess
      Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity islands (SaPIs) have an intimate relationship with temperate staphylococcal phages. During phage growth, SaPIs are induced to replicate and are efficiently encapsidated into special small ...