Coagulase gene (coa) short sequence repeat region sequencing was used to measure relatedness among a collection of temporally and geographically diverse methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates. The results show that coa polymorphism is free of strong selective pressure and has a low index of variation that may be useful for long-term epidemiological investigations. coa typing is a useful addition to spa typing for analysis of S. aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|State||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)