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J Bacteriol. 2012 Dec;194(23):6627-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.01680-12.

whole-genome sequence of livestock-associated st398 methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Humans in Canada.

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National Microbiology Laboratory, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Abstract

Despite reports of high colonization rates of ST398 livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) among pigs and pig farmers, the incidence of LA-MRSA infection in the general population in Canada appears to be rare in comparison to that in some European countries. In this study, the complete genome sequence of a Canadian representative LA-MRSA isolate (08BA02176) from a human postoperative surgical site infection was acquired and compared to the sequenced genome of an LA-MRSA isolate (S0385) from Europe to identify genetic traits that may explain differences in the success of these particular strains in some locales.

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23144384
PMCID:
PMC3497547
DOI:
10.1128/JB.01680-12
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