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Improved multilocus sequence typing scheme for Staphylococcus epidermidis.

Authors
  • Thomas, Jonathan C
  • Vargas, Miguel R
  • Miragaia, Maria
  • Peacock, Sharon J
  • Archer, Gordon L
  • Enright, Mark C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical microbiology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
45
Issue
2
Pages
616–619
Identifiers
PMID: 17151213
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We evaluated three multilocus sequence typing (MLST) schemes for Staphylococcus epidermidis and selected the seven most discriminatory loci for the formation of a new, more powerful MLST scheme. This improved scheme gave 31 sequence types (STs) and 5 clonal complexes (CCs), whereas the other schemes delineate 16 to 24 STs and 1 to 3 CCs.

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