TABLE 2.

Clonal distribution of MSSA strains related to other MRSA lineages

Clonal complexNo. of strains% blaZ positive
TotalblaZ gene positivea
CC944100
CC1272 (1)29
CC1555100
CC2555 (4)100
CC5144100
ST2022100
ST59-2963133
ST972150
ST101200
ST145-1021 (1)50
Otherb141179
Total5036 (6)72
  • a The values in parentheses are numbers of strains producing β-lactamase constitutively.

  • b Other singletons are ST6, -7, -17, -19, -49, -50, -55, -182, -248, -264, -266, -301, -517, and -529.