Table 1.

S. aureus strains used in this study

StrainRelevant genotypeRelevant phenotype or propertiesSource or reference
8325-4 fnbA + fnbB + FnBPA+FnBPB+, NCTC 8325 cured of prophages, plasmid free 38
DU5883 fnbA::Tcr fnbB::Emr FnBPA, FnBPB, isogenic mutant of 8325-4 19
DU5883(pFnBPA4)AprCmr FnBPA+FnBPB, DU5883 with multicopy plasmid carrying wild-typefnbA (overexpresses FnBPA) 19
DU5875 spa::Tcr Spa , isogenic mutant of 8325-4 33
DU5880 clfA::Tn917 ClfA, mutant of 8325-4 32
NovelBovine mastitis isolate 48
ATCC 29740; 305Bovine mastitis isolateATCCa
ATCC 25904; NewmanHuman throat isolateATCC
MN8Human toxic shock syndrome isolate 8
ATCC 19095Human leg abscess isolateATCC
  • a ATCC, American Type Culture Collection.