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Genome Announc. 2014 Jul 24;2(4). pii: e00449-14. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00449-14.

Complete Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus aureus XN108, an ST239-MRSA-SCCmec III Strain with Intermediate Vancomycin Resistance Isolated in Mainland China.

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1
Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China.
2
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China.
3
State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China tongyigang@gmail.com raoxiancai@126.com.
4
Department of Microbiology, School of Medical Sciences, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China tongyigang@gmail.com raoxiancai@126.com.

Abstract

ST239-MRSA-SCCmec III (ST239, sequence type 239; MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus; SCCmec III, staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type III) is the most predominant clone of hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus in mainland China. We report here the complete genome sequence of XN108, the first vancomycin-intermediate S. aureus strain isolated from a steam-burned patient with a wound infection.

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