Identification of a Novel Variant of Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec, Type II.5, and Its Truncated Form by Insertion of Putative Conjugative Transposon Tn6012

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)


We identified two novel staphylococcal cassette chromosome mec (SCCmec) elements in sequence type 8 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains isolated in Japan: type II.5 SCCmec, whose J1 region was highly homologous to that of type I.2 SCCmec of strain PL72 (previously isolated in Poland), and its J1 region variant caused by the deletion/insertion of putative conjugative transposon Tn6012, identified in four S. aureus genomes.
Original languageUnknown
Pages (from-to)2616-2619
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

Cite this