TABLE 2.

SCCmec classification by MB-PCR panels and targets used in this study

SCCmec typeccr type and mec classaTyping result by:
MB-PCR panel IMB-PCR panel II
mecAccrB2mecIIS1272JccrCccrB1/3ccrB4mecC2
I1B+++
II2A+++
III3A++(+)b+
IV2B+++
V5C2+++
VI4B+++
VIIIc4A+++
  • a According to the nomenclature system proposed by Chongtrakool et al. (9).

  • b (+), ccrC is also present in SCCmec III strains containing SCCHg.

  • c Novel SCCmec type recently described by Zhang et al. (83).