In-vivo transfer of mecA DNA to Staphylococcus aureus [corrected].

  title={In-vivo transfer of mecA DNA to Staphylococcus aureus [corrected].},
  author={Camiel L C Wielders and M. Vriens and Sylvain Brisse and L. A. M. de Graaf-Miltenburg and Annet Troelstra and Andr{\'e} Fleer and Franz Josef Schmitz and J. C. Barendrecht Verhoef and Ad C. Fluit},
  volume={357 9269},
Staphylococcus aureus is thought to have acquired mecA DNA by horizontal transfer. DNA fingerprints made by restriction nucleases that cut certain sequences of DNA are used to compare complete genomes or particular genes between bacteria. We isolated an epidemic mecA(-) meticillin-susceptible S aureus genotype and, subsequently, a rare isogeneic mecA(+) meticillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) genotype from a neonate who had never been in contact with MRSA. This MRSA contained mecA DNA that was… CONTINUE READING


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