A novel multiplex PCR was developed which targeted virulence genes associated with the major clonal complexes (CCs) of healthcare- and community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the USA. Most isolates (40/66) were identified as CC 5, while remaining isolates represented CCs 1, 8, 30, 45, 59, 133, and five isolates were not S. aureus.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Microbiology (medical)