TABLE 1 

Inferred PFGE type of strains in this study, by cladea

CladeNo. of strains sequenced
SequencedInferred “USA500”Inferred “Iberian”
C164357
C237861247
E1783912
Other1987
Total539111323
  • a The strains sequenced in this study were placed in clades by their position on the phylogenetic tree (Fig. 1). The third and fourth columns are the inferred PFGE type to which the strains were assigned using methods described in https://www.cdc.gov/abcs/reports-findings/survreports/mrsa13.html. (Note that not all strains sequenced in this study were tested by the algorithm.)