Genome Sequence of Bacterial Interference Strain Staphylococcus aureus 502A

Genome Announc. 2014 Apr 10;2(2):e00284-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00284-14.


Staphylococcus aureus 502A was a strain used in bacterial interference programs during the 1960s and early 1970s. Infants were deliberately colonized with 502A with the goal of preventing colonization with more invasive strains. We present the completed genome sequence of this organism.