Complete genome sequence of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (strain USA400-0051), a prototype of the USA400 clone

Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Nov;112(11):790-792. doi: 10.1590/0074-02760170128.


Staphylococcus aureus subsp. aureus, commonly referred as S. aureus, is an important bacterial pathogen frequently involved in hospital- and community-acquired infections in humans, ranging from skin infections to more severe diseases such as pneumonia, bacteraemia, endocarditis, osteomyelitis, and disseminated infections. Here, we report the complete closed genome sequence of a community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus strain, USA400-0051, which is a prototype of the USA400 clone.

MeSH terms

  • Community-Acquired Infections / microbiology
  • DNA, Viral / genetics*
  • Genome, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus / genetics*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / virology*


  • DNA, Viral