publication . Other literature type . Article . 2001

Identification and Characterization of Phage Variants of a Strain of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (EMRSA-15)

O'Neill, G. L.; Murchan, S.; Gil-Setas, A.; Aucken, H. M.;
  • Published: 01 Apr 2001
  • Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
Abstract
EMRSA-15 is one of the most important strains of epidemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (EMRSA) found in the United Kingdom. It was originally characterized by weak lysis with phage 75 and production of enterotoxin C but not urease. Two variant strains of EMRSA-15 which show a broader phage pattern than the progenitor strain have emerged. A total of 153 recent clinical isolates representing classical EMRSA-15 (55 isolates) or these phage variants (98 isolates) were compared by SmaI macrorestriction profiles in pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) as well as by urease and enterotoxin C production. Eight of the 98 isolates were shown to be other u...
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free text keywords: Phage typing, Enterotoxin, Biology, Microbiology, Virology, Coagulase, Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, Bacteriophage, biology.organism_classification, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Molecular epidemiology, SmaI, Epidemiology
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2001

Identification and Characterization of Phage Variants of a Strain of Epidemic Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (EMRSA-15)

O'Neill, G. L.; Murchan, S.; Gil-Setas, A.; Aucken, H. M.;