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Table 4 Correlation between PCR-RFLP of the coagulase gene and antibiotyping of MRSA strains from South Africa

From: Antimicrobial susceptibility patterns and characterization of clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus in KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa

Type (PCR-RFLP coagulase gene) ± 20 bp (number of strains) Antibiotype (number of strains)
   PEN GM EM TE TM CIP MUP CHL RF
3a 650 (81, 567) (41) + + + + + +    + (1)
   + + + + +   +   + (3)
   + + + + +    + + (4)
   + +   + +    + + (2)
   + +   + +   +   + (2)
   + + + + +     + (22)
   + + + +      + (1)
   + +   + +     + (4)
   +    +      + (2)
3b 650 (567) (2) + + + + +     + (1)
   + +   + +     + (1)
5b 750 (81, 243, 405) (1) + + + + +     + (1)
7a 800 (81, 162, 486) (5) + + +       (5)
7b 800 (81, 324, 405) (7) + + + + + + + + (2)
   + + + + + + +   (5)
7c 800 (324, 405) (2) + + + + + + + + (2)
8a 850 (81, 162, 486) (1) + + +       (1)
8e 850 (324, 405) (1) + + + + + + +   (1)
12a No product (1) + + + + +     + (1)