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High-resolution typing by MLVF unveils extensive heterogeneity of European livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates with the sequence type 398


Glasner, C; Sabat, A J; Chlebowicz, M A; Butaye, P; Fetsch, A; Guerra, B; Huber, H; Stephan, R; Torres, C; Vanderhaeghen, W; Voss, A; Wulff, M; van Dijl, J M (2013). High-resolution typing by MLVF unveils extensive heterogeneity of European livestock-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates with the sequence type 398. International Journal of Medical Microbiology : IJMM, 303(3):124-127.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 (MRSA ST398) has emerged in livestock worldwide. In particular, areas in Europe with high densities of livestock farming are affected. Consequently, the incidence of human colonization and infection with ST398 is rapidly increasing. Distinguishing different ST398 isolates with standard typing tools is problematic. The objective of this study was to examine the discriminatory power of Multiple-Locus Variable number tandem repeat Fingerprinting (MLVF) on a highly diverse ST398 collection. Our data show that MLVF combined with spa-typing is an attractive approach for high-resolution typing of ST398 isolates and unveiling their relatedness.

Abstract

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus sequence type 398 (MRSA ST398) has emerged in livestock worldwide. In particular, areas in Europe with high densities of livestock farming are affected. Consequently, the incidence of human colonization and infection with ST398 is rapidly increasing. Distinguishing different ST398 isolates with standard typing tools is problematic. The objective of this study was to examine the discriminatory power of Multiple-Locus Variable number tandem repeat Fingerprinting (MLVF) on a highly diverse ST398 collection. Our data show that MLVF combined with spa-typing is an attractive approach for high-resolution typing of ST398 isolates and unveiling their relatedness.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Food Safety and Hygiene
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:17 Oct 2013 11:51
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:02
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1438-4221
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmm.2013.02.015
Official URL:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438422113000404
PubMed ID:23517689

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