Staphylococcus aureus strains of type 95. Spread of a single clone

Epidemiol Infect. 1994 Dec;113(3):463-70. doi: 10.1017/s0950268800068473.

Abstract

Staphylococcus aureus strains of type 95 in Denmark have increased to a frequency of 20% of the total S. aureus population. A clonal origin and possible subdivision of these strains have been discussed. In the present investigation 35 epidemiologically unrelated S. aureus strains of type 95 as well as reference strains of other types have been analysed by other typing techniques including lectin-typing, multilocus enzyme electrophoresis and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of genomic restriction fragments. No subdivision could be achieved based on any of these methods and a clonal origin seems therefore possible.

MeSH terms

  • Arsenates / pharmacology
  • Bacteremia / epidemiology
  • Bacteremia / microbiology*
  • Bacterial Typing Techniques
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Drug Resistance, Microbial
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Isoenzymes / analysis
  • Isoenzymes / genetics
  • Lectins
  • Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
  • Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology
  • Staphylococcal Infections / microbiology*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / classification*
  • Staphylococcus aureus / drug effects
  • Staphylococcus aureus / enzymology
  • Staphylococcus aureus / genetics

Substances

  • Arsenates
  • Isoenzymes
  • Lectins
  • arsenic acid