Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-4-2011

Publication Title

Journal of Bacteriology

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus RN4220, a cloning intermediate, is sometimes used in virulence, resistance, and metabolic studies. Using whole-genome sequencing, we showed that RN4220 differs from NCTC8325 and contains a number of genetic polymorphisms that affect both virulence and general fitness, implying a need for caution in using this strain for such studies.

DOI

10.1128/JB.00027-11

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