Update to the multiplex PCR strategy for assignment of mec element types in Staphylococcus aureus

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Abstract

Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing is important for the identification and definition of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clones, and for routine purposes, multiplex PCR assays are the most adequate for SCCmec typing. Here, we describe an update to the multiplex PCR strategy for SCCmec typing that we described in 2002 so that SCCmec types IV and V may be properly identified.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3374-3377
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007

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