Epidemiologic distribution of the arginine catabolic mobile element among selected methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus isolates

Richard V. Goering, Linda K. McDougal, Greg E. Fosheim, Kristin K. Bonnstetter, Daniel J. Wolter, Fred C. Tenover

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Abstract

We tested 214 Staphylococcus aureus isolates for the arcA locus of the arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME). All USA300 SCCmec IVa isolates, but no isolates containing other SCCmec subtypes, were arcA positive. arcA was also detected in selected methicillin-susceptible USA300 and methicillin-resistant USA100 isolates. DNA sequence analysis confirmed the integration of ACME in orfX.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1981-1984
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)

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