Deoxyribonuleic Acid Mediates Sensitization of Penicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus

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Science  16 Mar 1962:
Vol. 135, Issue 3507, pp. 916
DOI: 10.1126/science.135.3507.916


An extract, which contained deoxyribonucleic acid, from a penicillin-sensitive hospital strain of Staphylococcus aureus conferred the property of sensitivity upon a penicillin-resistant strain of the same species, with the phage type of the sensitized S. aureus remaining unchanged after transformation.