TABLE 1.

Overview of S. aureus strain Newman genome in comparison with other strains

ParameterStrain
NewmanMW2N315Mu50NCTC8325MRSA252MSSA476COLRF122USA300JH1JH9
Length of sequence (bp)2,878,8972,826,4022,814,8162,878,5292,821,3612,902,6192,799,8022,809,4222,742,5312,872,7692,906,5072,906,700
G+C content (%)32.932.832.832.932.932.832.932.832.832.833.033.0
Open reading framesa
    No. of protein coding regions2,6142,6322,5932,7142,8922,7442,6192,6732,5892,5602,7472,697
    % Coding83.483.583.483.885.190.085.682.983.982.183.783.4
rRNAs
    16S565555665566
    23S565555665566
    5S676666776677
tRNAs566162606160605360536059
tmRNA111111111111
No. of insertion sequencesb
    IS11812081020030288
    IS431012202112211
    IS1272010019000111
    Others (including remnant)1041011519469777
Transposon Tn554005203000022
Genomic islands
    Prophages421232211244
    SCCmec typeNoneIVIIIINoneIINonecINoneIVIIII
    νSaα typedIIIIIIIIIIIIIVIII
    νSaβ typedIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
    Other islandse232322233411
  • a Based on published records and therefore the criteria for open reading frame adoption differs from one genome to another.

  • b Based on published records or BLAST searches using IS Finder (http://www-is.biotoul.fr/is.html), where genetic elements that e values were 0.0 to known IS were adopted.

  • c SCChsd is present instead of SCCmec.

  • d See Fig. 3 and 4.

  • e That is, islands without pathogenic features are also included.