Table 1.

Bacterial strains

StrainGenotype or relevant characteristicsOrigin (reference)
8325-4Wild-type strain cured of known prophagesR. Novick (31)
SPW1 sodA::Tn917-LTV1 Eryr Laboratory stock (43)
PC6911 agrΔ::tetMTcr Laboratory stock (6)
MC51 sodA::Tn917-LTV1agrΔ::tetM TcrEryr This study
PC1839 sarA::kmKmr Laboratory stock (6)
MC52 sodA:Tn917-LTV1sarA::km KmrEryr This study
PC400 sigB::tetTcr Laboratory stock (6)
MC53 sodA::Tn917-LTV1sigB::tet TcrEryr This study