Table 1.

S. aureus strains used in this study

StrainRelevant genotypeSource or reference
RN27agr+sarA+
RN6911agr sarA+; RN27 derivative with anagr::tetM mutation28
ALC488agr+sarA; RN27 derivative with a sarA::ermCmutation8
ALC842agr sarA; agrmutation in RN6911 transduced into ALC4888