TABLE 2 

Novel MLST allele profilesa

Novel MLSTSLVNo. of isolatesAllele in gene:
arcCaroEglpFgmkptatpiAyqiL
AST561414121100
BST521490412110
CST97131111283
DST115913414444141
EST51341412110
FST5114141213710
GST1881311811371
HST86331144*3
IST813311*443
JST121131811*511
KST18813118111*
LST1881311811*1
MST20149181108*
NST268911414293*110
OST3022222632*
PST30122*22632
QST45110148610*32
RST452101486*1032
SST5011616122131315*
TST630112311443*
UST8233114*43
VST51141464*110
WST188131290*8111
XST301222263271*
YST511*41412110
ZST27932151406321*34256261323
AAST45110*14861032
ABST5214*1412110
  • a Forty-eight isolates identified by SRST2 software had unique allele profiles not present in the MLST database. Each novel allele combination represents a single locus variant (SLV) of a defined MLST type, followed by the number of isolates present with that MLST type. The MLST alleles are listed, with novel allele sequences represented with an asterisk appended to the closest known allele sequence where indicated. Novel types A to G represent novel combinations of known alleles, while the remaining novel MLST types (H to AB) represent combinations containing one novel allele sequence, resulting in a new MLST type. The novel ST type combinations and allele sequences have been submitted to the S. aureus MLST database (http://saureus.mlst.net/). Novel allele sequences may also be found in the supplemental material.