Table I.

Bacterial strains used in this study

StrainRelevant genotypePropertiesSource
S. aureus
Cowan INational Collection of Type Cultures 8530 (septic arthritis)American Type Culture Collection 12589
8325-4National Collection of Type Cultures 8325 cured of prophagesMcDevitt et al., 1994; Greene et al., 1995
DU58838325-4 fnbA fnbBFnBPA -, FnBPB -Greene et al., 1995
DU10908325-4 hlaα-Toxin -O'Reilly et al., 1986
RN6390Wild-type 8325-4 strainNovick et al., 1993
Wood 46Strong α-toxin producer, protein A -National Collection of Type Cultures 10344
6850Clinical isolate (osteomyelitis)Balwit et al., 1994
S. carnosus
TM300No expression of toxinsSchleifer and Fischer, 1982