Table 8  Completely sequenced pUSA300HOUMR-like S. aureus plasmids
PlasmidPercentage Identity to pUSA300HOUMRaStrain SourceYearLocationReferencec
pUSA300HOUMRHuman clinical2002–4Texas, United StatesHighlander et al. 2007
SAP015A99.83Human clinical2002California, United StatesThis work
SAP046A99.89Canine abscess2005Georgia, United StatesThis work
SAP050A99.89Human clinical2007Nebraska, United StatesThis work
SAP027A89.58 (98.04)bHuman clinical2006Nebraska, United StatesThis work
SAP049A92.31 (99.88)bHuman clinical2007Nebraska, United StatesThis work
SAP051A85.06 (99.89)bHuman clinical2007Nebraska, United StatesThis work
SAP052A83.28 (99.85)bHuman clinical2007Nebraska, United StatesThis work
  • a Mismatches and gaps were determined by ClustalW alignment. Gaps were considered mismatches in calculating percentage identity.

  • b Percentage identity to pUSA300HOUMR without largest gap (insertion or deletion) (see Figure 4).

  • c pUSA300HOUMR, NC_010063; other accession numbers are in Table S2.