TABLE 2.

Summary of STs, clonal groups, spa types, plasmid profiles, SCCmec types, and the presence (+) or absence (−) of different virulence genes in transitional MRSA strains

IsolatePFGE typeSTagr typespa typePlasmid profileaseasebsecsedseesegsehseisejsekselsemsenseocnatstclfAclfB
WI-59121IIIt12813++++++++
WI-23212IIt2139++++++
WI-7651IVt2720++++++++
WI-16930IIIt01242+++++++++
WI-356930IIIt3380+++++++++
WI-548930IIIt0120++++++++
WI-217135IIt4431++++++++++
WI-369135IIt24216+++++++++++
WI-398135IIIt0881++++++++++
WI-503135IIt00216++++++++++
WI-58513487IIt4420+++++++++
WI-180168It06417+++++++
WI-178178It06814++
WI-2112059IVt4444+++++++
WI-2502059IVt2164+++++++++
WI-3192359IVt2164+++++++
WI-3392359IVt2164+++++
WI-3802359IVt2164+++++
WI-4432359IVt2164+++++
WI-4908859IVt2164+++++
  • a Plasmid profile 0, devoid of detectable plasmids.