TABLE 3.

Clonal distribution of MSSA strains of other MRSA lineages according to efficiency of transformation with pYK20

Clonal complexStrainsa
Total no.No. with the following efficiency of transformation:
≤10−1110−10 to 10−810−7
CC19 (6)18 (6)0
CC58 (2)1 (1)6 (1)1
CC85 (2)04 (1)1 (1)
CC2210 (6)06 (3)4 (3)
CC3010 (5)09 (4)1 (1)
CC4511 (4)08 (4)3
Total (%)53 (100)2b (4)41 (77)10 (19)
  • a Values in parentheses are numbers of β-lactamase-producing strains.

  • b No transformants were obtained for either strain.