Molecular typing of Staphylococcus aureus isolated from bovine mastitic milk on the basis of toxin genes and coagulase gene polymorphisms.

A total of 270 strains of Staphylococcus aureus, isolated from mastitic milk, were investigated by the polymerase chain reaction for the presence of genes encoding enterotoxins (sea to sej) and a toxic shock syndrome toxin (tst). One hundred eighty three (67.8%) bovine isolates possessed either one or more toxin genes and the most common pattern that… (More)