Genotyping of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by assaying for the presence of variable elements associated with mecA

Flavia Huygens, Graeme R. Nimmo, Jacqueline Schooneveldt, Wendy J. Munckhof, Philip M. Giffard

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Abstract

The region surrounding mecA in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is highly variable. We describe an approach for the rapid genotyping of MRSA by assaying for the presence or absence of variable or mobile elements previously shown to be associated with the mecA region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3093-3097
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002
Externally publishedYes

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