Table 1.

Strains and plasmids

StrainPlasmidDescriptionReference
RN6734Group I prototype, derived from NTCT8325 2
RN7690Group I prototype (V8 serine protease strain) 1
RN6607Group II prototype (strain 502A) 5
RN8465Group III prototype (menstrual toxic shock syndrome strain)a
RN4846Group IV prototype (ET producer) University of Minnesota strain TAa
RN4850Group IV prototype (ET producer) University of Minnesota strain KGa Figueiredo et al., submitted
RN5881Group IV prototypeThis work
RN7206Group I prototype, RN6734, with tetMreplacing agr (agr null) 10
RN9365pRN7062RN7206 with shuttle vector containing group IagrAC and the agr-P3::blaZfusionLyon et al., submitted
RN9120Group II prototype, RN6607, with tetM replacing agr (agrnull)Figueiredo et al., submitted
RN9372pRN7105RN9120 with the shuttle vector containing group II agrAC and theagr-P3::blaZ fusionLyon et al., submitted
RN9121Group IV prototype, RN4850, withtetM replacing agr (agrnull)Figueiredo et al., submitted
RN9371pRN7107RN9121 with the shuttle vector containing group IV agrAC and theagr-P3::blaZ fusionLyon et al., submitted
  • ↵a Kindly provided by Patrick Schlievert.