TABLE 2

Comparison of phenotypic and genotypic profiles for all MRSA t001 cluster isolates

TraitPhenotypeaGene(s)bGenotypeb
Antibiotic susceptibility
    ClindamycinRermA, ermC+, −
    ErythromycinRmsrA, msrB+, +
    Gentamicin and tobramycinRaac6′-aph2+
    LinezolidScfr
    MethicillinRmecA+
    MupirocinSmupA
    VancomycinSvanA
Toxins
    Toxic shock syndrome toxinNAtst
    Exfoliative toxin ANAeta+
    Panton-Valentine leukocidinNAlukF, lukS−, −
Species identification
    Catalase+katA+
  • a R, resistant; S, susceptible, +, present.

  • b In the event that two genes conferred a single phenotypic trait, a comma is used to separate the genes and their respective presence or absence. −, absent; NA, not applicable.