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Volume 17, Number 6—June 2011

Letter

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Retail Meat, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Kanika Bhargava, Xiaogang Wang, Susan Donabedian, Marcus Zervos, Liziane da Rocha, and Yifan ZhangComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA (K. Bhargava, X. Wang, L. da Rocha, Y. Zhang); Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit (S. Donabedian, M. Zervos)

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Dendrogram showing comparison of SmaI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns, staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC) mec type, Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) content, and agr type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from meat samples. All MRSA isolates were resistant to β-lactam antimicrobial drugs (ampicillin, penicillin, and oxacillin) and grew on the 6 µg/mL of cefoxitin for screening methicillin resistance. *Isolates with the same arabic numbers were from t

Figure. Dendrogram showing comparison of SmaI pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns, staphylococcal cassette chromosome (SCC) mec type, Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) content, and agr type of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolated from meat samples. All MRSA isolates were resistant to β-lactam antimicrobial drugs (ampicillin, penicillin, and oxacillin) and grew on the 6 µg/mL of cefoxitin for screening methicillin resistance. *Isolates with the same arabic numbers were from the same sample; †only resistance to non–β-lactam antimicrobial drugs was listed. ID, identification; MLST, multilocus sequence typing; ST, sequence type; pos, positive; TET, tetracycline; NA, not available; CIP, ciprofloxacin; ERY, erythromycin; LEVO, levofloxacin.

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