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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 100, No. 7, 2005, pp. 693-698
Bioline Code: oc05146
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 100, No. 7, 2005, pp. 693-698

 en Application of molecular techniques in the study of Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources clonal evolution - A Review
Adriana Marcos Vivoni & Beatriz Meurer Moreira


Staphylococcus aureus check for this species in other resources is an important agent of healthcare-associated and community-acquired infections. A major characteristic of this microorganism is the ability to develop resistance to antimicrobial agents. Several molecular techniques have been applied for the characterization of S. aureus in epidemiological studies. In the present review, we discuss the application of molecular techniques for typing S. aureus strains and describe the nomenclature and evolution of epidemic clones of this important pathogen.

Staphylococcus aureus - pulsed field gel electrophoresis - multilocus sequence typing - staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec typing - epidemiology

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