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Complete genome sequences of Canadian epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains CMRSA3 and CMRSA6.

Authors: McClure, Jo-Ann and Shideler, Steven M. and Zhang, Kunyan

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clonal complex 8 (CC8) sequence type 239 (ST239) represents a predominant hospital-associated MRSA sublineage present worldwide. The Canadian epidemic MRSA strains CMRSA3 and CMRSA6 are moderately virulent members of this group but are closely related to the highly virulent strain TW20. Whole-genome sequencing of CMRSA3 and CMRSA6 was conducted to identify genetic determinants associated with their virulence.

Journal: Microbiology resource announcements
DOI: 10.1128/MRA.00892-18
Year: 2018

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