Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Complete Genome Sequence of Hypervirulent Streptococcus pyogenesemm3 Strain 1838.

We report the complete genome sequence for Streptococcus pyogenes strain 1838 (type emm3) isolated from a patient with toxic shock syndrome. The strain lacked the speK- and sla-encoding prophage frequently encountered among emm3 strains and possessed an Arg66His mutation in CovR of the 2-component virulence regulatory system CovRS.

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