TABLE 1.

MLST profiles of S. epidermidis isolates carrying ica and mecA genes and the IS256 element and distribution of the isolates among the different sequence types

Sequence type (no. of isolates)MLST profileaNo. of isolates carrying:bRatio of clinical vs. commensal isolatesGeographic origin(s) (no. of isolates)No. of geographic locations
icaADBCIS256mecA
ST2 (30)1-1-3-1-1-1-1711 (NT)10:20Germany (24); U.S.c (5); Ireland (1)5
ST5 (10)1-1-3-2-1-1-1122 (IV)3:7Germany (8); U.S. (1); Norway (1)5
ST7 (2)1-1-3-6-2-1-1211 (II)1:1Germany (1); U.S. (1)2
ST8 (5)1-2-3-1-1-1-12002:3Germany (5)3
ST12 (2)1-6-3-1-1-1-12000:2Germany (2)1
ST18 (3)2-1-3-1-1-1-1111 (IV)0:3Germany (2); S. epidermidis ATCC 122282
ST27 (35)7-1-3-1-1-1-1352827 (II, III, IV, NT)32:3Germany (24); Norway (7); U.S. (4)9
ST28 (2)7-1-3-1-1-3-1222 (III)2:0U.S. (2)1
ST29 (6)7-1-3-6-2-4-1664 (IV)6:0Germany (6)2
ST33 (1)12-1-5-6-2-5-12111 (IV)0:1Germany (1)1
ST34 (3)1-1-3-2-2-1-1233 (IV)1:2Germany (3)2
ST35 (1)12-1-3-1-2-5-120001:0Germany (1)1
ST36 (1)1-1-3-1-1-5-10001:0Germany (1)1
ST40 (1)1-1-13-11-1-1-110001:0Germany (1)1
ST43 (1)2-1-3-2-1-1-10001:0Germany (1)1
ST44 (3)1-5-3-1-1-1-100001:2Germany (3)3
ST45 (1)1-2-3-2-1-1-10001:0Germany (1)1
ST46 (1)1-1-3-12-1-1-10000:1Germany (1)1
ST47 (1)1-1-3-1-1-1-90000:1Germany (1)1
ST48 (1)1-1-3-1-1-1-80000:1Germany (1)1
ST49 (1)1-2-3-6-10-1-10000:1Germany (1)1
ST50 (1)1-1-3-1-11-5-100000:1Germany (1)1
ST51 (1)7-1-3-1-2-1-71001:0U.S. (1)1
ST52 (1)13-5-3-1-1-1-100000:1U.S. (1)1
ST53 (1)1-1-3-1-1-1-4001 (IV)1:0U.S. (1)1
ST54 (1)12-10-5-7-2-5-60000:1U.S. (1)1
ST55 (1)1-1-3-1-1-1-130000:1U.S. (1)1
ST56 (1)1-1-15-1-1-1-80000:1U.S. (1)1
  • a Allelic profiles of the sequence types consisting of the allele numbers of the genes analyzed (from left to right: carbamate kinase [arcC], shikimate 5-dehydrogenase [aroE], glycerol kinase [glpK], guanylate kinase [gmk], phosphate acetyltransferase [pta], triosephosphate isomerase [tpiA], and acetyl coenzyme A acetyltransferase [yqi]).

  • b SCCmec type(s) is in parentheses.

  • c U.S., United States.