Table 3.

spaA typing of selected MRSA strains isolated in Hungary in 1994 to 1996 and 1997 to 1998

spaAtypeaClonal typeb(no. of strains)
WGKAKBAOKAOMQIII::B1::A (2), IX::B::A (2), III::M::A (1)
WGKAKAOKAOMQIII::B::A (5), III′::B::A (2), III::B2::A (1), III′::B2::A (2), XI::B::A (1), III::M::A (2), III::M1::A (6), III::W::A (2), III::B′::B (1), III::N::B (1), III::W::B (1)
WGKAOKAOMQIII::B::A (1), III′::B3::A (1), III::M::A (1), III′::q::A (1), V::W1::A (1), III::B::B (1), III::M4::T (1), III::M′::H (1)
XKAOKAOMQXI::B::A (2), III′::n::A (1)
WGKAQAQQII::q::D (7), II::q1::D (1), II::D::D (3), II::A′::D (1)
TIMBMDMGMKII::E1::S (9)
TIMBMEII::E1::S (1)
WGKAOMQIII::ββ1::Z (1)
YHFGFMBQBLOI::NH::W (2)
  • a spaA types were assigned according to Shopsin and colleagues (22). Each letter corresponds to a different polymorphism of the 24-bp repeat; the sequence of letters correponds to the sequence of the 24-bp repeats within the spaA gene polymorphic X region.

  • b Clonal types were defined on the basis ofClaI-mecApolymorphisms::ClaI-Tn554patterns::SmaI-PFGE restriction profiles.