Complete Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus aureus Strain JKD6159, a Unique Australian Clone of ST93-IV Community Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Kyra Chua, Torsten Seemann, Paul F Harrison, John K Davies, Scott J Coutts, Honglei Chen, Volker Haring, Robert Moore, Benjamin P Howden, Timothy P Stinear
JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2010
Community methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (cMRSA) is an emerging issue that has resulted in multiple worldwide epidemics. We report the first complete genome sequence of an ST93-MRSA-IV clinical isolate that caused severe invasive infection and a familial outbreak of skin infection. This isolate is a representative of the most common Australian clone of cMRSA that is more distantly related to the previously sequenced genomes of S. aureus.
This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, the CASS Foundation, and the Austin Hospital Medical Research Foundation.