Novel multiplex PCR assay for characterization and concomitant subtyping of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec types I to V in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

@article{Zhang2005NovelMP,
  title={Novel multiplex PCR assay for characterization and concomitant subtyping of staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec types I to V in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.},
  author={Kunyan Zhang and Jo-Ann McClure and Sameer Elsayed and Thomas J. Louie and John Conly},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={5026-33}
}
Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) typing is essential for understanding the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). SCCmec elements are currently classified into types I to V based on the nature of the mec and ccr gene complexes, and are further classified into subtypes according to their junkyard region DNA segments. Previously described traditional SCCmec PCR typing schemes require multiple primer sets and PCR experiments, while a previously… CONTINUE READING
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