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Molecular characterization of methicillin-resistant Panton-valentine leukocidin positive staphylococcus aureus clones disseminating in Tunisian hospitals and in the community

Ben Jomàa-Jemili Mariem1, Teruyo Ito23*, Meng Zhang2, Jingxun Jin2, Shanshuang Li2, Boutiba-Ben Boubaker Ilhem14, Hammami Adnan5, Xiao Han2 and Keiichi Hiramatsu23

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1 Laboratoire de recherche Résistance aux antimicrobiens, Faculty of Medicine of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

2 Department of Infection Control Science, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

3 Department of Bacteriology, Juntendo University, Tokyo, Japan

4 Department of Microbiology, Charles Nicolle Hospital of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia

5 Department of Bacteriology, Habib Borguiba Hospital of Sfax, Tunis, Tunisia

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BMC Microbiology 2013, 13:2  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-2

Published: 7 January 2013

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Table S1. ORFs in and around phi7401PVLand their similarities to phiSa2mw.

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Table S2. List of primers used in this experiment.

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