Genome sequence of a recently emerged, highly transmissible, multi-antibiotic- and antiseptic-resistant variant of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, sequence type 239 (TW).

@article{Holden2010GenomeSO,
  title={Genome sequence of a recently emerged, highly transmissible, multi-antibiotic- and antiseptic-resistant variant of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, sequence type 239 (TW).},
  author={Matthew T. G. Holden and Jodi A. Lindsay and Craig H. Corton and Michael A. Quail and Joshua D Cockfield and Smriti Pathak and Rahul Batra and Julian Parkhill and Stephen D. Bentley and Jonathan D. Edgeworth},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2010},
  volume={192 3},
  pages={888-92}
}
The 3.1-Mb genome of an outbreak methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain (TW20) contains evidence of recently acquired DNA, including two large regions (635 kb and 127 kb). The strain is resistant to a wide range of antibiotics, antiseptics, and heavy metals due to resistance genes encoded on mobile genetic elements and also mutations in housekeeping genes. 

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