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Volume 7, Number 2—April 2001
4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections

State of the Art

Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus

Bo Shopsin*† and Barry N. Kreiswirth*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Public Health Research Institute, New Jersey; †Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA

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Table 2

Genotype of the "North American" MRSA clone

(N = 107) mecA Tn554 PFGE spa type spa-type repeats coa-type repeats
98 I A A spa type 2 T-J-M-B-M-D-M-G-M-K A-B-C-D-E-F
2 I A A spa type 24 T-J-M-E-M-D-M-G-M-K
1 I A A spa type 23 T-J-M-B-M-D-M-G-K A-B-C-D-E-F
2 I A A spa type 29 T-J-M-B-M-D-M-G-G-M-K A-B-C-D-E-F
1 I A A spa type 60 T-J-M-A-M-G-M-K
3 I A A spa type 26 T-J-M-B-M-G-M-K A-B-C-D-E-F
New isolates mecA PFGE
1 II NH A' spa type 14 T-J-M-B-M-D-M-G-M-K-K A-B-C-D-E-F
1 II NH A' spa type 25 T-J-M-D-M-G-M-K A-B-C-D-E-F
1 III NH A' spa type 28 T-K-J-M-B-M-D-M-G-M-K-K A-B-C-D-E-F

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