Table 1.

S. aureus strains used in this study

StrainRelevant genotypeSource or reference
RN27 agr + sarA +
RN6911 agr sarA +; RN27 derivative with anagr::tetM mutation28
ALC488 agr + sarA; RN27 derivative with a sarA::ermCmutation8
ALC842 agr sarA; agrmutation in RN6911 transduced into ALC4888