Identification of a novel variant of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec, type II.5, and Its truncated form by insertion of putative conjugative transposon Tn6012.

@article{Han2009IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a novel variant of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec, type II.5, and Its truncated form by insertion of putative conjugative transposon Tn6012.},
  author={Xiao Han and Teruyo Ito and Fumihiko Takeuchi and Xiao Xue Ma and Michihiko Takasu and Yoshio Uehara and Duarte C. Oliveira and Herminia de Lencastre and Keiichi Hiramatsu},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={2616-9}
}
We identified two novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) elements in sequence type 8 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in Japan: type II.5 SCCmec, whose J1 region was highly homologous to that of type I.2 SCCmec of strain PL72 (previously isolated in Poland), and its J1 region variant caused by the deletion/insertion of putative conjugative transposon Tn6012, identified in four S. aureus genomes. 

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