TABLE 4.

Comparison of MREJ and SCCmec typing for the MRSA strains described in this study, including well-known epidemic clones

MRSA strain numberMREJ typeSCCmec type
ATCC BAA-38iI
CMRSA-2iiII
CMRSA-4iiII
CMRSA-5iiIVda
ATCC BAA-41iiII
ATCC BAA-42iiNDb
ATCC BAA-44iiI
ATCC BAA-39iiiIII
ATCC BAA-43iiiIII
CMRSA-3iiiIII
ATCC 33592ivIII
ATCC BAA-40ivIII
CCRI-1331ivIVa
CCRI-8895ivIII
CCRI-8903ivIII
CCRI-1263vIVcc
CCRI-1311vIVa
CCRI-1377vIVa
CCRI-2025vIVa
CMRSA-1viiII
CCRI-9583viiII
  • a SCCmec subtype IVd was defined by using primers mecIVd26 and mecIVd307 as described in Materials and Methods.

  • b It was not possible to define the SCCmec type of this strain by using the previously described ccrA- and ccrB-specific primers (39). This strain carries novel ccrA and ccrB gene sequences (39).

  • c SCCmec subtype IVc was defined by using primers mecIVc70 and mecIVc1079 as described in Materials and Methods.