Single-molecule sequencing reveals the molecular basis of multidrug-resistance in ST772 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a major cause of hospital-associated infection, but there is growing awareness of the emergence of multidrug-resistant lineages in community settings around the world. One such lineage is ST772-MRSA-V, which has disseminated globally and is increasingly prevalent in India. Here, we present the complete genome sequence of DAR4145, a strain of the ST772-MRSA-V lineage from India, and investigate its genomic characteristics in regards to antibiotic resistance and virulence factors.
Steinig , E J , Andersson , P , Harris , S R , Sarovich , D S , Manoharan , A , Coupland , P , Holden , M T , Parkhill , J , Bentley , S D , Robinson , D A & Tong , S Y 2015 , ' Single-molecule sequencing reveals the molecular basis of multidrug-resistance in ST772 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ' BMC Genomics , vol. 16 , 388 . DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-1599-9
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DescriptionYCT is an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellow (1065736). DAR was supported in part by National Institutes of Health grant GM080602. SRH, PC, MTGH, JP and SDB were supported by Wellcome Trust grant 098051.
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