Volume 8, Issue 5
Article number e63008
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.
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Stegger, M., Aziz, M., Chroboczek, T., Price, L.B., Ronco, T., et al. (2013) Genome Analysis of Staphylococcus aureus ST291, a Double Locus Variant of ST398, Reveals a Distinct Genetic Lineage. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63008.