Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates with a partial or complete absence of staphylococcal cassette chromosome elements.

@article{Wong2010CharacterizationOS,
  title={Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates with a partial or complete absence of staphylococcal cassette chromosome elements.},
  author={H. Wong and Lisa Louie and Reggie Y. C. Lo and Andrew E. Simor},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={3525-31}
}
Detection of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by single-locus PCR assays that target the extremity of the staphylococcal cassette chromosome-mec (SCCmec) and part of the adjacent S. aureus-specific open reading frame gene (orfX) is a significant diagnostic advancement, since it provides real-time detection directly from screening specimens… CONTINUE READING