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 isolated from a dairy cow that was non-responsive to antibiotic treatment. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9(20). Article e00206-20. 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.