Table 1

The fdh gene is a marker of commensal strains

Prevalence (%)


Commensal (n = 71)

Nosocomiala (n = 46)


Fdh

22.5% (16)

6.5% (3)

icaA

33.8% (24)

63.0% (29)

mecA

15.5% (11)

80.4% (37)

IS256

4.2% (3)

47.8% (22)


The prevalence of each gene was surveyed using PCR as described in the Materials and methods. Of 46 nosocomial isolates, 20 were isolated from positive blood culture, 23 from IV catheter and 3 from matched blood and IV catheter.

Conlan et al. Genome Biology 2012 13:R64   doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-7-r64

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