Dataset Information


Two distinct clones of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) with the same USA300 pulsed-field gel electrophoresis profile: a potential pitfall for identification of USA300 community-associated MRSA.

ABSTRACT: Analysis of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) characterized as USA300 by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis identified two distinct clones. One was similar to community-associated USA300 MRSA (ST8-IVa, t008, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin positive). The second (ST8-IVa, t024, and PVL negative) had different molecular characteristics and epidemiology, suggesting independent evolution. We recommend spa typing and/or PCR to discriminate between the two clones.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC2772603 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

Similar Datasets

| S-EPMC3026799 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC6013426 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC3634754 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC3380008 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC2851516 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC3088263 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC2981266 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC8475108 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC5724248 | BioStudies
| S-EPMC6560147 | BioStudies