Improved multilocus sequence typing scheme for Staphylococcus epidermidis

Jonathan C. Thomas, Miguel R. Vargas, Maria Miragaia, Sharon J. Peacock, Gordon L. Archer, Mark C. Enright*

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We evaluated three multilocus sequence typing (MLST) schemes for Staphylococcus epidermidis and selected the seven most discriminatory loci for the formation of a new, more powerful MLST scheme. This improved scheme gave 31 sequence types (STs) and 5 clonal complexes (CCs), whereas the other schemes delineate 16 to 24 STs and 1 to 3 CCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


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