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Genome Announc. 2013 Sep 26;1(5). pii: e00775-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00775-13.

Complete Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus aureus 6850, a Highly Cytotoxic and Clinically Virulent Methicillin-Sensitive Strain with Distant Relatedness to Prototype Strains.

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Department of Microbiology, University of Würzburg Biocenter, Würzburg, Germany.


Staphylococcus aureus is a frequent human commensal bacterium and pathogen. Here we report the complete genome sequence of strain 6850 (spa type t185; sequence type 50 [ST50]), a highly cytotoxic and clinically virulent methicillin-sensitive strain from a patient with complicated S. aureus bacteremia associated with osteomyelitis and septic arthritis.

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