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Research Article

Population Structure of Staphylococcus aureus from Remote African Babongo Pygmies

  • Frieder Schaumburg mail,

    frieder.schaumburg@ukmuenster.de

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon

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  • Robin Köck,

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, Institute of Hygiene, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Alexander W. Friedrich,

    Affiliation: Institute of Hygiene, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Solange Soulanoudjingar,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Ulysse Ateba Ngoa,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Christof von Eiff,

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, Pfizer Pharma GmbH, Berlin, Germany

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  • Saadou Issifou,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Peter G. Kremsner,

    Affiliations: Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Mathias Herrmann,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Saarland, Homburg, Germany

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  • Georg Peters,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Karsten Becker

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany

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  • Published: May 10, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001150

About the Authors

Frieder Schaumburg, Robin Köck, Christof von Eiff, Georg Peters, Karsten Becker
Institute of Medical Microbiology, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Frieder Schaumburg, Solange Soulanoudjingar, Ulysse Ateba Ngoa, Saadou Issifou, Peter G. Kremsner
Medical Research Unit, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Lambaréné, Gabon
Robin Köck, Alexander W. Friedrich
Institute of Hygiene, University of Münster, Münster, Germany
Solange Soulanoudjingar, Ulysse Ateba Ngoa, Saadou Issifou, Peter G. Kremsner
Institute of Tropical Medicine, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
Christof von Eiff
Pfizer Pharma GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Mathias Herrmann
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Saarland, Homburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: frieder.schaumburg@ukmuenster.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FS SS CvE SI AWF PGK GP MH KB. Performed the experiments: FS RK SS UAN. Analyzed the data: FS RK KB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AWF SI PGK GP. Wrote the paper: FS RK AWF CvE PGK MH GP KB.