Table 1.

sheA function is required for hemolytic activitya

StrainRelevant plasmid gene(s)Presence of hemolytic activityb
MM294(pTG3) blyAB +
MM294(pDAK)
MM294sheA::Tn5(pTG3) blyAB
MM294 sheA::Tn5(pDAK)
MM294(pCID552) mprA +
  • a Strains were streaked on 5% blood agar plates supplemented with ampicillin (100 μg ml−1) and incubated at 37°C for 20 h, and then hemolysis was scored.

  • b +, presence of hemolytic activity; −, absence of hemolytic activity.