Classification of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec): guidelines for reporting novel SCCmec elements.

@article{2009ClassificationOS,
  title={Classification of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec): guidelines for reporting novel SCCmec elements.},
  author={},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 12},
  pages={4961-7}
}
Staphylococci, which frequently colonize the skin and mucous membranes of humans and animals, have the capacity to acquire antimicrobial resistance determinants rapidly, particularly after the introduction of new antimicrobial agents into clinical practice. Because Staphylococcus aureus shows the highest pathogenic potential among the many species of… CONTINUE READING