Combination of multiplex PCRs for staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type assignment: rapid identification system for mec, ccr, and major differences in junkyard regions.

@article{Kondo2007CombinationOM,
  title={Combination of multiplex PCRs for staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type assignment: rapid identification system for mec, ccr, and major differences in junkyard regions.},
  author={Yoko Kondo and Teruyo Ito and Xiao Xue Ma and Shinya Watanabe and Barry Kreiswirth and J{\^e}rome Etienne and Keiichi Hiramatsu},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={264-74}
}
Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing, in combination with genotyping of the Staphylococcus aureus chromosome, has become essential for defining methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) clones in epidemiological studies. We have developed a convenient system for SCCmec type assignment. The system consists of six multiplex PCRs (M-PCRs) for… CONTINUE READING