Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus USA300_TCH1516

Names Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus USA300_TCH1516
Accession numbers NC_010063, NC_010079, NC_012417
Background Staphylococcus aureus USA300.USA300, a methicillin resistant strain of Staphylococcus aureus, has been implicated in epidemiologically unassociated outbreaks of skin and soft tissue infections among healthy individuals in at least 21 U.S. states, Canada and Europe. USA300 is also noted for its strong association with unusually invasive disease, including severe septicemia, necrotizing pneumonia and necrotizing fasciitis.Staphylococcus aureus USA300_TCH1516. This strain will be used for comparative analysis with other S. aureus species. (NCBI BioProject: bp_list[1])
Strain aureus USA300_TCH1516
Complete Yes
Sequencing centre (03-DEC-2007) National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20894, USA
(20-JUN-2007) Molecular Virology and Microbiology and the Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, One
Sequencing quality Level 6: Finished
Sequencing depth NA
Sequencing method NA
Isolation site Pus of a Japanese male baby with a surgical wound infection that did not respond to vancomycin in 1997
Isolation country Japan
Number of replicons 3
Gram staining properties Positive
Shape Cocci
Mobility No
Flagellar presence No
Number of membranes 1
Oxygen requirements Facultative
Optimal temperature 37.0
Temperature range Mesophilic
Habitat HostAssociated
Biotic relationship Free living
Host name Homo sapiens
Cell arrangement Clusters, Singles
Sporulation Nonsporulating
Metabolism NA
Energy source NA
Diseases Septicemia, pneumonia
Pathogenicity NA