Screening of mecC Gene in Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates

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Ceylan A. N., SÜMBÜL B., DOYMAZ M. Z.

BEZMIALEM SCIENCE, vol.10, no.2, pp.226-230, 2022 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.14235/bas.galenos.2021.5363
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-230
  • Keywords: Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, mecA, mecC, mecALGA251, spa, PANTON-VALENTINE LEUKOCIDIN, HOMOLOG, STRAINS, DENMARK
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: The diagnosis and treatment of mecC positive methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates pose a significant problem in clinical microbiology and infectious disease practices. The studies on the frequency of mecC positive isolates in Turkey is rather scarce. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the presence of mecA, mecC, spa and pvu genes in MRSA strains isolated from various clinical specimens submitted to Clinical Microbiology Laboratories of Bezmialem Vakif Hospital.