TABLE 1.

Properties of the strains used

S. aureus strainMIC (μg/ml)a of:Avg growth rate (min−1) ± SDb
VancomycinTeicoplanin−/−−/++/+
HIP11713210.0162 ± 0.0003NANA
VRSA-12,0482560.0157 ± 0.00030.0101 ± 0.00030.0098 ± 0.0003
VRSA-51,024640.0160 ± 0.00060.0130 ± 0.00030.0127 ± 0.0005
VRSA-61,0241280.0156 ± 0.00080.0106 ± 0.00060.0104 ± 0.0004
  • a Determined by broth dilution.

  • b Exponential growth rate measured in the absence (−/−) or in the presence of 1/50 MIC of vancomycin in the culture (−/+) or in the preculture and the culture (+/+); shown are data for an averages of two independent experiments ± standard deviations. NA, not applicable.