Table 1.

Correlation between the oxacillin MIC and the presence of the mecA gene

Category and speciesPresence (+) or absence (−) of mecATotal no. of strains testedNo. of strains for which the MIC was:
0.1250.250.5124.0>4.0
I
S. epidermidis 101101000000
+1640056619128
S. hominis 4141000000
+4400233630
S. haemolyticus 55000000
+2500000025
II
S. cohnii 100010900
+40000103
S. saprophyticus 2000415100
+20010100
S. warneri 1640120000
+40000004
III
S. lugdunensis 1800710100
+00000000
S. xylosus 100046000
+00000000
IV
S. capitis 1514010000
+00000000
S. schleiferi 1010000000
+00000000
S. simulans 44000000
+00000000