Occurrence of the enterotoxin gene cluster and the toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 gene among clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is related to clonal type and agr group

Vassiliki Chini, George Dimitracopoulos, Iris Spiliopoulou

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1881-1883
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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