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Table 1 Characteristics of the bacterial strains used in this study

From: Genomic and transcriptomic comparison between Staphylococcus aureus strains associated with high and low within herd prevalence of intra-mammary infection

  Herd IMI prevalence MLST RS-PCR mecA Virulence profile*
GTS/ST398
 Strain 1 A 4% ST398 GTS + lukE, cna, fmtb, scn, chp, lukM
 Strain 2 B 2% ST398 GTS - clfA, lukE, cna, fmtb, scn, chp, lukM
 Strain 3 C 2% ST398 GTS + clfA, lukE, cna, fmtb, lukM
GTB/ST8
 Strain 1 D 49% ST8 GTB - clfA, lukE, cna, sea, sed, sej, fmtb, scn, chp
 Strain 2 E 54% ST8 GTB - clfA, lukE, cna, sea, sed, sej, fmtb, scn, chp
 Strain 3 F 62% ST8 GTB - clfA, lukE, cna, sed, sej, seg, sei, fmtb, chp
  1. Herd Isolation (six different herds named A-F), IMI prevalence, sequence type characterization by MLST, RS-PCR analysis (genotype S, GTS; genotype B, GTB), mecA detection and virulence genes analysis (*lukE, leucotoxin E gene; cna, collagen adhesin-encoding gene; fmtb, gene encoding for cell wall-associated protein; scn, staphylococcal complement inhibitor gene; chp, chemotaxis inhibitory protein gene; lukM, leukotoxin M gene; clfA, clumping factor A gene; sea, enterotoxin A; sed, enterotoxin D; sej, enterotoxin J; seg, enterotoxin G, sei, enterotoxin I)