Complete genome sequence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (strain USA400-0051), a prototype of the USA400 clone

posted on 05.12.2017 by Marina Farrel Côrtes, Maiana OC Costa, Nicholas CB Lima, Rangel C Souza, Luiz GP Almeida, Luciane Prioli Ciapina Guedes, Ana TR Vasconcelos, Marisa F Nicolás, Agnes MS Figueiredo

Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus, commonly referred as S. aureus, is an important bacterial pathogen frequently involved in hospital- and community-acquired infections in humans, ranging from skin infections to more severe diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and disseminated infections. Here, we report the complete closed genome sequence of a community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus strain, USA400-0051, which is a prototype of the USA400 clone.