Bacterial strains used in this study

Species and strainRelevant characteristicsSource
E. coli
    BL21 star(DE3)Invitrogen
S. aureus
    RN4220Restriction deficient, prophage cured 29
    NewmanClinical isolate, L18P substitution in SaeS 14
    ΦΝΞ-9725Strain Newman with Tn917 insertion in saeS 4
    USA300-0114Clinical isolate, no L18P substitution in SaeSNARSAa
    TB3 S. aureus Newman with three prophages deleted Δ(φNM124) 3
  • a NARSA, Network on Antimicrobial Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus.