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Multiplex PCR assay to facilitate identification of the recently described Staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec type VIII.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20074636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We recently described a novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) element, designated type VIII. We report here a multiplex PCR assay, capable of identifying SCCmec type VIII. This assay will facilitate identification of this new SCCmec type and provides a useful tool for clinical and epidemiologic studies in this regard.
Jo-Ann McClure; John M Conly; Sameer Elsayed; Kunyan Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Molecular and cellular probes     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1096-1194     ISO Abbreviation:  Mol. Cell. Probes     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709751     Medline TA:  Mol Cell Probes     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Centre for Antimicrobial Resistance, Alberta Health Services/Calgary Laboratory Services/University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Typing Techniques
Biological Assay
Chromosomes, Bacterial / genetics*
Interspersed Repetitive Sequences / genetics*
Polymerase Chain Reaction / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Staphylococcus / classification,  genetics*,  isolation & purification*

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