Correlation between genotype and phenotypic categorization of staphylococci based on methicillin susceptibility and resistance

E. Gradelski, L. Valera, Lauren Aleksunes, D. Bonner, J. Fung-Tomc

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Abstract

Positive correlation between methicillin and oxacillin susceptibility test results and the detection of the mecA gene was observed for Staphylococcus aureus, S. epidermidis, and S. haemolyticus as well as among mecA+ strains of other species of coagulase-negative staphylococci (CNS). However, at least 50% of the mecA-negative strains of these other species of CNS were falsely classified as methicillin and oxacillin resistant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2961-2963
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume39
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2001

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Oxacillin
Methicillin Resistance
Coagulase
Staphylococcus
Genotype
Methicillin
Staphylococcus aureus
Genes

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In: Journal of clinical microbiology, Vol. 39, No. 8, 23.08.2001, p. 2961-2963.

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