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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Full Paper

Year: 2013

Authors: Loncaric, I; Kübber-Heiss, A; Posautz, A; Stalder, GL; Hoffmann, D; Rosengarten, R; Walzer, C

Title: Characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. carrying the mecC gene, isolated from wildlife.

Source: J Antimicrob Chemother. 2013; 68(10):2222-2225

Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Kübber-Heiss Anna
Loncaric Igor
Posautz Annika
Rosengarten Renate
Stalder Gabrielle
Walzer Christian

Vetmed Research Units
Institute of Microbiology
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology

A recently identified mecA homologue, mecC, in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been isolated from humans and different animal hosts. The aim of this study was to determine antimicrobial resistance and provide molecular characterization of MRSA and methicillin-resistant non-Staphylococcus aureus staphylococci (MRnSA) isolated from wildlife that carried the gene mecC.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
Animals, Wild
Bacterial Proteins/genetics
DNA, Bacterial/chemistry
DNA, Bacterial/genetics
DNA, Ribosomal/chemistry
DNA, Ribosomal/genetics
Genes, Bacterial*
Methicillin Resistance*
Molecular Sequence Data
Polymerase Chain Reaction
RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics
Sequence Analysis, DNA
Staphylococcal Infections/microbiology
Staphylococcal Infections/veterinary*
Staphylococcus/drug effects
Staphylococcus/isolation & purification*
Virulence Factors/genetics

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