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S. aureus is commonly reside on human skin and mucous membrane and is tolerant to salt and dessication. is there any reason behind these characteristics? why they can survive on human skin and mucuos membrane? why they are salt and dessication tolerance? i have searched many articles from internet but most of them never mention the reason behind their unique characteristics. hopefully someone is able to clear my doubts. THANK YOU!! XDXD


Hi. This is the what they have found in research so far (attached).

I don't think it is known EXACTLY why S.aureus is salt-loving but that was one of the first intrinsic characteristics of S.aureus found. The excerpt I've attached explains why they colonize well on the skin. Also remember that scrubbing the area usually does not get rid of S.aureus and actually spreads it and makes it come up to the superficial skin more.

Hope this was helpful.

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wow! thanks A LOT! XDXD

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