Analysis of 177 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains for the presence of egc and tst revealed that 60 strains carried at least one of the tested genes. MRSA strains were classified by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis into four clones belonging to agr groups I and III. Toxin genotypes were related by clonal type and agr group.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)