Complete genome sequences of two prolific biofilm-forming **Staphylococcus aureus** isolates belonging to USA300 and EMRSA-15 clonal lineagesComplete genome sequences of two prolific biofilm-forming **Staphylococcus aureus** isolates belonging to USA300 and EMRSA-15 clonal lineages
Faculty of Sciences. Biology
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Vaccine & Infectious Disease Institute (VAXINFECTIO)
Department of Biology
2014Washington, D.C., 2014
Genome announcements. - Washington, D.C.
2(2014):3, p. 1-2
University of Antwerp
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) causes serious infections that are even more difficult to treat when associated with a biofilm phenotype that facilitates evasion of the host immune system and antibiotics. As a first step toward understanding the mechanisms underlying biofilm formation, we sequenced the genomes of two prolific biofilm-forming strains belonging to the two most important globally disseminated clonal lineages, USA300 and EMRSA-15.