TABLE 1.

Reference S. aureus strains used for this studya

Source or strain no.
HARMONY collection of European epidemic MRSA strains (type designation)b
    96158 (B)
    97117 (A)
    97118 (A)
    97120 (B)
    97151 (B)
    97392 (B)
    97393 (A)
    BM10827 (C)
    162 (A)
    920 (B)
    95035 (A)
    97121 (B)
    BM10828 (C)
    BM10882 (C)
    97S97 (Belgian epidemic clone 1a)
    98S46 (Belgian epidemic clone 3b)
    97S96 (Belgian epidemic clone 1a)
    97S98 (Belgian epidemic clone 1b)
    97S99 (Belgian epidemic clone 2a)
    97S100 (Belgian epidemic clone 2b)
    97S101 (Belgian epidemic clone 3a)
    359/96 (Berlin epidemic EMRSA IVc)
    792/96 (Berlin epidemic EMRSA IVd)
    844/96 (Berlin epidemic EMRSA IVb)
    1966/97 (Hannover area EMRSA IIIc)
    2594-2/97 (S. German EMRSA IIb)
    131/98 (S. German EMRSA II d2)
    406/98 (N. German EMRSA I c1)
    408/98 (N. German EMRSA I c2)
    61974 (Helsinki I E1)
    62176 (Kotka E10)
    62305 (mecA- Tampere I E12)
    62396 (Helsinki II E2)
    75541 (Tampere II E13)
    75916 (Helsinki V E5)
    76167 (Kemi E17)
    98442 (Helsinki VI E19)
    98514 (Helsinki VII E20)
    98541 (Lohja E24)
    3717 (EMRSA-GR1b)
    3680 (EMRSA-GR1)
    3713 (EMRSA-GR1a)
    HS 2 (I)
    AO 17934/97 (II)
    N8-890/99 (Sa 543 VI)
    N8-3756/90 (Sa544 I)
    9805-01937 (V)
    AK 541 (IV)
    ON 408/99 (VII)
    AO 9973/97 (III)
    98/10618 (EMRSA-15/b2)
    98/26821 (EMRSA-15/b3)
    98/24344 (EMRSA-15/b7)
    99/1139 (EMRSA-16/a2)
    99/159 (EMRSA-16/a14)
    M307 (EMRSA-3)
    90/10685 (EMRSA-15)
    98/14719 (EMRSA-15/b4)
    872/98 (Hannover area EMRSA IIIb)
    1155-1/98 (S. German EMRSA II c)
    1163/98 (S. German EMRSA II d1)
    1869/98 (N. German EMRSA I d)
    134/93 (N. German EMRSA I)
    1000/93 (Hannover area EMRSA III)
    1450/94 (N. German EMRSA I a)
    825/96 (Berlin epidemic EMRSA IV)
    842/96 (Berlin epidemic EMRSA IV a)
    2594-1/97 (S. German EMRSA II a)
    1155-2/98 (S. German EMRSA II)
    1442/98 (Hannover area EMRSA III a)
    234/95 (N. German EMRSA I b)
    37481 (Seinajoki E 14)
    54511 (Turku I E6)
    54518 (Turku II E7)
    96/32010 (EMRSA-16)
    99/579 (EMRSA-16/a3)
    5 (E1)
    6 (D)
    13 (A′)
    14 (A′)
    18 (A)
    20 (E)
    25 (FI)
    30 (G)
    33 (F)
    54 (B)
    60 (A″)
    80 (E)
    98 (C)
Public collections (type designation)
    ATCC 6538c
    ATCC 13301c
    ATCC 23235c
    ATCC 25923c
    ATCC 27660c
    ATCC 29737c
    ATCC 29213c
    ATCC 29247c
    ATCC 33591
    ATCC 33592
    ATCC 33593
    ATCC 43300
    ATCC BAA-38 (Archaic clone of MRSA)d
    ATCC BAA-39 (Hungarian clone of MRSA)d
    ATCC BAA-40 (Portuguese clone of MRSA)d
    ATCC BAA-41 (New York clone of MRSA)d
    ATCC BAA-42 (Pediatric clone of MRSA)d
    ATCC BAA-43 (Brazilian clone of MRSA)d
    ATCC BAA-44 (Iberian clone of MRSA)d
    CCUG 41787 (Sa 501 V)b
    CCUG 38266 (II)b
    NCTC 8325c
    NCTC 11939 (EMRSA-1)b
Canadian epidemic MRSA strainse
    CMRSA-1
    CMRSA-2
    CMRSA-3
    CMRSA-4
    CMRSA-5
    CMRSA-6
  • a All S. aureus strains are resistant to oxacillin except where otherwise indicated.

  • b Information on these strains and type designations based on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis are from http://www.phls.co.uk/inter/harmony/menu.htm.

  • c Susceptible to oxacillin (MSSA).

  • d Information on these strains and type designations based on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis are from reference 7.

  • e Information on these strains and type designations based on pulsed-field gel electrophoresis are from reference 47.