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Volume 18, Number 12—December 2012

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MRSA Variant in Companion Animals

Birgit WaltherComments to Author , Lothar H. Wieler, Szilvia Vincze, Esther-Maria Antão, Anja Brandenburg, Ivonne Stamm, Peter A. Kopp, Barbara Kohn, Torsten Semmler, and Antina Lübke-Becker
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany (B. Walther, L. H. Wieler, S. Vincze, E.-M. Antão, B. Kohn, T. Semmler, A. Lübke-Becker); Vet Med Labor GmbH, Ludwigsburg, Germany (A. Brandenburg, I. Stamm, P.A. Kopp)

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Minimum spanning tree based on multilocus sequence typing data from 4,197 Staphylococcus aureus strains (A) and an enlarged view of 1 phylogenetic group (B). Each circle represents a distinct sequence type (ST), and circle size is proportional to ST frequency. Green indicates mecALGA251-positive S. aureus strains of companion animal origin reported in this study and sequence data from published multilocus sequence typing results (3–5); red indicates ST599 methicillin-resistant S. aureus; and blu

Figure. . Minimum spanning tree based on multilocus sequence typing data from 4,197 Staphylococcus aureus strains (A) and an enlarged view of 1 phylogenetic group (B). Each circle represents a distinct sequence type (ST), and circle size is proportional to ST frequency. Green indicates mecALGA251-positive S. aureus strains of companion animal origin reported in this study and sequence data from published multilocus sequence typing results (35); red indicates ST599 methicillin-resistant S. aureus; and blue represents ST2024 methicillin-sensitive S. aureus isolated from a wild rat.

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