Table 1.

Bacterial strains used in this study

StrainRelevant genotype or descriptionReference or source
Staphylococcus aureus
    SH1000Standard laboratory strain21, 34
    8325-4Standard laboratory strain (rsbU)34
    I10Engineered small-colony variant (8325-4 hemB::ermB)48
    DB24Engineered small-colony variant (8325-4 menD::ermC)4
    RN4220Restriction-deficient cloning host9
    MW2Community-acquired MRSA strain2
Escherichia coli
    DH5αF cloning strainInvitrogen