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 Francis Harrison, John Keith Davies, Scott Adam James Coutts, Honglei Chen, Volker Haring, Robert Moore, Benjamin Peter Howden, Timothy P Stinear

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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 unique and unrelated to the previously sequenced genomes of S. aureus.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5556 - 5557
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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