Molecular characterisation of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

J. Walker*, Andrew Fox, Raymond Borrow, B. A. Oppenheim

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Finer discrimination between strains of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) than phage typing can provide is needed to identify and characterise spread of infection in outbreaks. This study compares three molecular methods with each other and with phage typing. Pulsed field gel electrophoresis provides the greatest discrimination, but finer discrimination is obtainable by combining methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-127
Number of pages2
JournalCommunicable disease and public health / PHLS
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes


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