Linear representations of circular plasmids observed in USA300-HOU-MR (a, b) and USA300-MS (c). Replication and regulatory genes are colored red, recombination/transposition genes are green, antibiotic/heavy metal/bacteriocin resistance genes are blue, other genes are white and hypothetical, conserved hypothetical (CHP) and staphylococcal conserved hypotheticals (SCHP) are colored grey. Horizontal bars indicate the regions of pUSA300-HOU-MR and pUSA300-HOU-MS having homology with other sequenced staphylococcal plasmids.
Highlander et al. BMC Microbiology 2007 7:99 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-7-99