Whole-genome sequence for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain ATCC BAA-1680

Luke T. Daum, Violet V. Bumah, Daniela S. Masson-Meyers, Manjeet Khubbar, John D. Rodriguez, Gerald W. Fischer, Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Steve Gradus, Sanjib Bhattacharyya

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We report here the whole-genome sequence of the USA300 strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), designated ATCC BAA-1680, and commonly referred to as community-associated MRSA (CA-MRSA). This clinical MRSA isolate is commercially available from the American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) and is widely utilized as a control strain for research applications and clinical diagnosis. The isolate was propagated in ATCC medium 18, tryptic soy agar, and has been utilized as a model S. aureus strain in several studies, including MRSA genetic analysis after irradiation with 470-nm blue light.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00011-15
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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