TABLE 3.

Locations and features of variable regions in the S. aureus genome determined using CGH

Variable regionNo. of ORFsLocationFeature(s)
131SACOL0035-SACOL0066SCCmec
26SACOL0069-SACOL0074Transcriptional regulator
35SACOL0079-SACOL0083All hypothetical proteins
43SACOL0132-SACOL0134Degenerate replication and transposase proteins
53SACOL0143-SACOL0145cap5HIJ
622SACOL0276-SACOL0297Diarrheal toxin
772SACOL0318-SACOL0390Bacteriophage L54a
813SACOL0468-SACOL0483Exotoxins 2, 3, 4, and 5
99SACOL0644-SACOL0653All hypothetical proteins
103SACOL0848-SACOL0850All hypothetical proteins
1127SACOL0885-SACOL0911Pathogenicity island, enterotoxins b and i
129SACOL1339-SACOL1348All hypothetical proteins
133SACOL1352-SACOL1354ABC transporter proteins
1414SACOL1573-SACOL1586traG, FtsK-like protein, integrase/recombinase
155SACOL1857-SACOL1861Restriction enzyme hsdS
1621SACOL1864-SACOL1884Epidermin-related proteins, lukS and lukD, serine proteases
174SACOL2012-SACOL2015Acetyltransferase, terminase, integrase/recombinase
186SACOL2200-SACOL2205clpA-related protein
195SACOL2494-SACOL2498All hypothetical proteins
203SACOL2505-SACOL2507sarT and sarU
215SACOL2726-SACOL27302 integrase/recombinase-related genes