Table 1

Characteristics and bla locus allotypes of the MRSA strains used in this study

Clonal complex a)

MLST (ST)

SCCmec type

Strain

Isolation origin

Isolation year

bla locus alleles

Ref.


blaZ

blaI

blaR1


247

I

E2125

Denmark

1964

1

ND

ND

[30,31]

247

IA

HPV107

Portugal

1992

1

ND

ND

[30,32]

247

IA

BK1953

USA

1995

1

ND

ND

[30,33]

250

I

COL

UK

1965

-

[30]

250

I

BK793

Egypt

1961

1

1

1

[30,34]

250

IA

PER34

Spain

1989

1

ND

ND

[30,35]

239

III

ANS46

Australia

1982

1

1

1

[30,36]

239

IIIA

HU25

Brazil

1993

1

ND

ND

[30,37]

239

IIIA

HUSA304

Hungary

1993

1

ND

ND

[30,38]

8

239

IIIA

BK2421

USA

1996

1

ND

ND

[30,34]

8

IVa

USA300

USA

1995-2003

8

4

9

[39,40]

8

IVa

USA500

USA

1995-2003

1

ND

ND

[39,40]

8

IVd

BK2529

USA

1996

1

ND

ND

[30,34,39]

8

IVd

BargII17

USA

1996

1

ND

ND

[30,39,41]

8

IVE

AR43/3330.1

Ireland

1988-2002

1

1

1

[42]

8

IVh

GRE120

Greece

1993

1

ND

ND

[39,43]

72

IVa

USA700

USA

1995-2003

9

-

4

[39,40]

254

IVh

HAR36

Greece

2002

1

1

1

[39,44]

770

IVb

8/6-3P

Chicago

1996

3

3

6

[45]


5

I

HAR21

Finland

2002

1

ND

ND

[44,46]

5

I-VAR

PL72

Poland

1991

1

ND

ND

[30,47]

5

II

N315

Japan

1982

8

4

9

[18]

5

II

JP1

Japan

1987

8

4

9

[30,48]

5

II

BK2464

USA

1996

4

6

2

[30,49]

5

II

USA100

USA

1995-2003

3

3

6

[40,46]

5

IVa

BM18

USA

1989

4

6

2

[30,39,50]

5

IVa

FFP311

Portugal

1996

11

1

7

[39,51]

5

5

IVa

HSA49

Portugal

1993

11

ND

ND

[39,51]

5

IVa

HSA74

Portugal

1993

5

3

3

[39,51]

5

IVc

Q2314

Dallas

1996

3

ND

ND

[52]

5

IVc

USA800

USA

1995-2003

1

ND

ND

[39,40]

5

IVc

ARG9

Argentina

1996

11

7

7

[39,51]

5

IVd

JCSC4469

Japan

1982

1

1

1

[53]

5

IVg

M03-68

Korea

2003

3

ND

ND

[54]

5

IVNT

COB3

Colombia

1996

6

5

10

[30,39,55]

5

VI

HDE288

Portugal

1996

10

-

5

[51,56]

5

VI

HUC136

Portugal

1995

10

-

5

[51,56]

228

I

HAR40

Belgium

1995

2

3

1

[44,46]


30

IVc

DEN2946

Denmark

2001

1

1

1

[39,57]

30

30

IVc

DEN2294

Denmark

2001

1

ND

ND

[39,57]

36

II

USA200

USA

1995-2003

1

1

1

[40,46]

36

II

HAR24

Finland

2002

1

ND

ND

[46,47]


22

IVh

HAR22

Finland

2002

9

-

4

[39,44]

22

22

IVh

HGSA146

Portugal

2003

9

ND

ND

[39,58]

22

IVh

HGSA163

Portugal

2003

9

ND

ND

[39,58]


45

II

USA600

USA

1995-2003

7

4

9

[40,46]

45

45

IVa

HAR38

Belgium

1995

6

2

8

[39,44]

45

V

WIS

Australia

1995

8

ND

ND

[59]

256

IVa

CA05

Chicago

1999

8

4

9

[45]


1

1

IVa

MW2

USA

1998

6

2

10

[60]

1

IVa

USA400

USA

1995-2003

6

2

10

[39,40]


80

80

IVc

DEN2949

Denmark

2001

5

3

3

[39,57]

80

IVc

DEN114

Denmark

2001

5

1

3

[39,57]


Singleton

377

V

HT0184

Greece

2005

6

2

10

[61]

377

V

HT0826

France

2003

6

ND

ND

[61]


a) Clonal complexes were determined using the E-burst software http://saureus.mlst.net/ webcite, last accessed on June 04, 2009.

ND, not determined, -, negative PCR amplification.

Milheiriço et al. BMC Microbiology 2011 11:76   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-11-76

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