Table 1.

Oligonucleotide primers and probes used in the study

OligonucleotideSequenceNucleotide positionTarget geneGenBank accession no.Source or reference
Sa442-FTCGGTACACGATATTCTTCAC13–33Sa442X52593This study
Sa442-RACTCTCGTATGACCAGCTTC173–192Sa442X52593This study
Sa442-PTCTCATTACGTTGCATCGGAA-[Cy5]103–123Sa442X52593This study
MecA-FCAAGATATGAAGTGGTAAATGGT1471–1493mecAAF03319121
MecA-RACTGCCTAATTCGAGTGCTAC1555–1576mecAAF033191This study
MecA-PAAACAAGCAATAGAATCATCAGAT-[Cy5]1513–1536mecAAF033191This study