Skip to main content
ARS Home » Midwest Area » Ames, Iowa » National Animal Disease Center » Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #372421

Research Project: Non-antibiotic Approaches to Control Mastitis

Location: Ruminant Diseases and Immunology Research

Title: Genome sequence of a chronic Staphylococcus aureus isolated from a dairy cow that was non-responsive to antibiotic treatment

Author
item Lippolis, John
item Putz, Ellie
item Ma, Hao
item Alt, David
item Casas, Eduardo
item Reinhardt, Timothy - Tim

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/9/2020
Publication Date: 5/14/2020
Citation: Lippolis, J.D., Putz, E.J., Ma, H., Alt, D.P., Casas, E., Reinhardt, T.A. 2020. Genome sequence of a chronic Staphylococcus aureus strain isolated from a dairy cow that was non-responsive to antibiotic treatment. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(20):e00206-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00206-20.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1128/MRA.00206-20

Interpretive Summary: DNA from a strain of bacteria Staphylococcus aureus that caused a spontaneous case mastitis in a dairy cow was sequenced. Few Staphylococcus aureus strains that cause mastitis in cattle have been sequenced and understanding the genomes of various stains may lead to the understanding of why some strains cause more sever disease than others.

Technical Abstract: Staphylococcus aureus is a major pathogen that can cause mastitis in dairy cattle. We report the genome sequence of a Staphylococcus aureus strain isolated from a chronic case of mastitis in a dairy cow. The infection with this strain of Staphylococcus aureus was not able to be cleared from the animal with treatment of antibiotics.