Evaluation of molecular typing methods in characterizing a European collection of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains: the HARMONY collection.

@article{Cookson2007EvaluationOM,
  title={Evaluation of molecular typing methods in characterizing a European collection of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains: the HARMONY collection.},
  author={Barry D. Cookson and D. Ashley Robinson and Alastair B Monk and Stephen Murchan and Ariane Deplano and Rafa{\"e}l de Ryck and Marc Jean Struelens and Christina Scheel and Vivian Fussing and Saara Salmenlinna and Jaana Vuopio-Varkila and Christina Cuny and Wolfgang Witte and Panayotis T. Tassios and Nikolas J Legakis and Willem van Leeuwen and Alex van Belkum and Anna Vindel and Javier Garaizar and Sara Haeggman and Barbro E. Olsson-Liljequist and Ulrika Ransjo and Manica Muller-Premru and Waleria Hryniewicz and Angela S. Rossney and BRIAN A. O'CONNELL and Benjamin R D Short and Jonathan Thomas and Simon J O'Hanlon and Mark C. Enright},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={1830-7}
}
We analyzed a representative sample of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from 11 European countries (referred to as the HARMONY collection) using three molecular typing methods used within the HARMONY group to examine their usefulness for large, multicenter MRSA surveillance networks that use these different laboratory methodologies. MRSA isolates were collected based on their prevalence in each center and their genetic diversity, assessed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis… CONTINUE READING

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MRSA isolates were collected based on their prevalence in each center and their genetic diversity , assessed by pulsed - field gel electrophoresis ( PFGE ) .
MRSA isolates were collected based on their prevalence in each center and their genetic diversity , assessed by pulsed - field gel electrophoresis ( PFGE ) .
MRSA isolates were collected based on their prevalence in each center and their genetic diversity , assessed by pulsed - field gel electrophoresis ( PFGE ) .
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