Complete genome of Staphylococcus aureus phage SA11.

A novel lytic bacteriophage, SA11, infecting Staphylococcus aureus was isolated, and the whole genome was sequenced. It belongs to the siphoviridae based on electron microscopic observation. It has a linear double-stranded DNA genome of 136,326 bp. Genomic analysis showed that it is distantly related to Staphylococcus phages A5W, K, ISP, Sb-1, and G1.