Table 6.

spa repeat patterns for NYC collection

spa type-repeat codeaNo. of minor-clone strainsMajor clonesNo. of strains not hybridizing with mecA gene
No. of strainsType
15-A2AKEEMBMK41
60-TJMAMGMK (A)11I:A:A
29-TJMBMDMGGMK (A)2I:A:A
23-TJMBMDMGK (A)1I:A:A
2-TJMBMDMGMK (A)2598I:A:A1
14-TJMBMDMGMKK (A)2
26-TJMBMGMK (A)3I:A:A
25-TJMDMGMK (A)3
24-TJMEMDMGMK (A)12I:A:A
28-TKJMBMDMGMKK (A)1
38-TLMDMGMMK (A)11
27-TMDGMMK (A)1
21-UJGBBGGJABJ11
37-UKGJB11
18-WFKAOMQ (B)11
16-WGKAKAOMQQQ (B)1110I:D:C
3-WGKAOMQ (B)326IV:M:B
19-XKAKAOMQ1
20-YHB2CMBQBLO (C)1V:NH:E
4-YHFGFMBQBLO (C)114I:E:F
7-YHGCMBQBLO (C)338V:NH:E
1-YHGFMBQBLO (C)2
22-ZDKB11
17-ZDMDMGGM2
Total651967
  • ↵a spa types and their distribution for major and minor clones of the NYC collection (n = 261).spa types are arbitrarily assigned for each unique sequence identified; there are 24 distinct types for the NYC collection. Repeat codes are derived from the organization of individual repeats (random alphabetical code) seen in Fig. 1. To make the notation shorter, letter codes have been simplified as noted for Table 2. Strains with similar repeat patterns are indicated by the same letter in parentheses (A, B, or C).