Table 1

S. aureus strains used in this study

StrainDisease or characteristicLineage/electrophoretic type*Source/date of isolationRef.
COLMRSANDColindale, UK 18
MSA 820MRSAF2/91Rhode Island 5
MSA 890MRSAF2/93Texas 5
MSA 1601MRSAD3/53Rhode Island/1980s 5
MSA 3400MRSAF2/91Dublin, Ireland/1990 5
MSA 3402MRSAF2/89New York/1978 5
MSA 3405MRSAF2/91Edmonton, Canada/1980s 5
MSA 3407MRSAH1/234New York/1980s 5
MSA 3410MRSAF2/93London, UK/1960s 5
MSA 3412MRSAH1/234New York/1980s 5
MSA 3418MRSAF2/89Australia/1980s 5
MSA 3426MRSAF2/89Dublin, Ireland/1980s 5
MSA 817Human originF4/114Rhode Island/1980s 1
MSA 1827TSST-1+H1/234Alabama/1964 1
MSA 1832TSST-1+H1/234Georgia/1968 1
MSA 1836TSST-1+H1/234Florida/1972 1
MSA 2885Nasal commensalH1/234Canada/1974 1
MSA 537TSSH1/234United States/1985 1
MSA 700TSSH1/234Canada 1
MSA 1205TSSH1/234Arizona 1
MSA 2335TSSH1/234Sweden 1
MSA 2346TSSH1/234Sweden 1
MSA 2754TSSH1/234Canada 1
MSA 2786TSSH1/234Canada 1
MSA 3095TSSH1/234Canada/1987 1
MSA 1695Scalded skin syndromeF2/93Japan 1
MSA 2020Scalded skin syndromeF9/189France 1
MSA 2099EndocarditisD2/32Denmark/1984 1
MSA 2120EndocarditisF4/146Denmark/1983 1
MSA 2965SepsisF9/191Canada/1983 1
MSA 2348FurunculosisF9/189Sweden 1
MSA 2389FurunculosisD2/39Sweden 1
RF122Bovine mastitisF10/195Ireland/1993 7
MSA 961Bovine mastitisF4/146Louisiana 1
MSA 535Ovine mastitisF1/66Germany 1
MSA 551Ovine mastitisF1/70France 1
  • MSA, Musser S. aureus strain number; TSS, toxic shock syndrome; TSST-1+, toxic shock syndrome toxin-1-positive; ND, not determined. 

  • * Phylogenetic lineage and electrophoretic type as designated by Musser and Selander (1).