Genome analysis of Staphylococcus aureus ST291, a double locus variant of ST398, reveals a distinct genetic lineage.

PLoS ONE. 2013;8(5):e63008 DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0063008


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Journal Title: PLoS ONE

ISSN: 1932-6203 (Online)

Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)

LCC Subject Category: Medicine | Science

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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Marc Stegger

Maliha Aziz

Tomasz Chroboczek

Lance B Price

Troels Ronco

Kristoffer Kiil

Robert L Skov

Frederic Laurent

Paal S Andersen


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Time From Submission to Publication: 24 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Staphylococcus aureus ST291 has been reported as a homologue recombinant double locus variant of the livestock associated S. aureus ST398. However, whole genome sequencing show that ST291 is a unique genetic lineage with highly variable content within its accessory genome compared to both human and livestock associated genome sequenced CC398s.