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From: Detection and phylogeny of Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 in Taiwan

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a Maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis of 18 ST398 Staphylococcus aureus isolates from Taiwan based on single nucleotide polymorphisms in the core genomes. 87 global ST398 isolates were included for comparison. All 12 local ST398 human MRSA strains were clustered and were genetically related to a human MRSA strain (36_CN_2002) isolated from China in 2002. The phylogenetic tree was produced by gubbins procedure using the multi-alignment file of all ST398 genomes generated by Mauve procedure and finally annotated in the tree of life website (Methods for detailed description). b The estimated time to most common recent ancestor among the ST398 strains with the BEAST program. The phylogenetic tree of isolates from Taiwan and China were amplified for more clear display. All of the ST398 MRSA human isolates from Taiwan shared the most common recent ancestor in 1986 with the strain of 36_CN_2002 from China in 2002. All ST398 MSSA isolates but the strain of ZS13 shared the most common recent ancestor in 1974 with some isolates from France, United States and China identified between 2007 and 2009. Abbreviation: AT, Austria; BE, Belgium; CA, Canada; CH, Switzerland; CN, China; DE, Germany; DK, Denmark; ES, Spain; FI, Finland; FR, France; GF, French Guiana; HU, Hungary; IT, Italy; NL, The Netherlands; PE, Peru; PL, Poland; PT, Portugal; SI, Slovenia; TW, Taiwan; US, United States

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