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Genomics III: Methods, Techniques and Applications
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Genomics III: Methods, Techniques and Applications
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Chapter 10

Genomics III: Methods, Techniques and Applications

Evaluation of Multiple-locus Variable-number Tandem-repeat Analysis for Typing Polyclonal Hospital- and Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Populations

by Belinda Rivero-Pérez, Julia Alcoba-Florez and Sebastian Méndez-Álvarez

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Abstract

Multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA) was performed with 292 hospital- (HA-) and 100 community-acquired (CA-) methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates previously characterized by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multilocus sequence typing, spa typing and staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec typing. Quantitative correspondence analyses showed the best correlation between data when an  80% cutoff was applied to MLVA. We confirmed the validity of MLVA for identification of related strains polyclonal HA-MRSA or CA-MRSA populations.

Author Details

Belinda Rivero-Pérez
Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Spain
Julia Alcoba-Florez
Research Unit, Hospital Universitario Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Spain
Sebastian Méndez-Álvarez
Unidad de Investigación, Servicio de Nefrología / Dpto. de Microbiología, Hospital U. Ntra. Sra. de Candelaria, Spain / Universidad de La Laguna, Spain, Spain

Citation

Belinda Rivero-Pérez, Julia Alcoba-Florez and Sebastian Méndez-Álvarez. Evaluation of Multiple-locus Variable-number Tandem-repeat Analysis for Typing Polyclonal Hospital- and Community-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Populations. In Genomics III: Methods, Techniques and Applications. ISBN:978-1-922227-416. iConcept Press. 0000.

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