Table 1.

Bacterial strains used

StrainDescriptionSource or reference
S. aureus
 Wood 46High-level production of alpha-toxin 13
 Wood 46-3Derivative of Wood 46 withhla::lacZ fusion 29
 MA12MSSA, mucosal isolateNursing staff
 MA13MSSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA14MRSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA15MRSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA17MRSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA19MSSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA20MRSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA23MSSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA25MSSA, wound infectionClinical isolate
 MA31MRSA, sepsisClinical isolate
 MA32MRSA, sepsisClinical isolate
 W570MRSA, sepsisClinical isolate
 W605MRSA, sepsisClinical isolate
 W654MRSA, orthopedic implant-associated infectionClinical isolate
 W655MRSA, orthopedic implant-associated infectionClinical isolate
 W704MRSA, pneumoniaClinical isolate
 W724MRSA, osteomyelitisClinical isolate
 W810MRSA, sepsisClinical isolate
 W903MRSA, orthopedic implant-associated infectionClinical isolate
S. xylosus TX71Constitutive β-galactosidase production 7