Publication

Blinded comparison of repetitive-sequence PCR and multilocus sequence typing for genotyping methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a children's hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Jun;44(6):2254-7.

Abstract

We performed a blinded study to compare repetitive-sequence PCR and multilocus sequence typing for genotyping hospital- and community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The MRSA strains that were sequence type 8 (ST8), staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) type IV, and Panton-Valentine leukocidin-positive clustered separately from those that were ST5 and SCCmec type II.

Authors

Liao RS, Storch GA, Buller RS, Orscheln RC, Mardis ER, Armstrong JR, Dunne WM Jr.

Institute Authors

Elaine R. Mardis, Ph.D.