TABLE 1.

List of SCCmec elements and strains used for standard strains

Reported SCCmec typeName of SCCmec type used in this studyaCombination of ccr and mecSpecific features used for discrimination of J regionsGenBank accession no. or referenceStrain used as standard
J1 regionJ2 regionJ3 region
II.1.1.11AE007 in J1 of type I SCCmecNTbpUB110 (−) AB033763 NCTC10442
IA(I.1.1.2)1ALocus A in J1 of type I SCCmecNTpUB110 (+) 19
IIaII.1.1.12A kdp operon (kdpB) in J1 region of type II.1 SCCmecTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (+) D86934 N315
II variant(II.1.n.2)2ALocus B in J1 region of type II.1 SCCmecNDcpUB110 (−) 1
IIbII.2.1.22AS01 in J1 region of type II.2 SCCmecTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (−) AB127982 JCSC3063
IIAII.3.1.12ASame as that of type IV.2 SCCmec of 8/6-3PTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (+) 23 BK351d
IIB(II.3)2ASame as that of type IV.2 SCCmec of 8/6-3PTn554 negativepUB110 (+) AJ810123
IIC(II.3)2ASame as that of type IV.2 SCCmec of 8/6-3PTn554 positive, short J2 regionpUB110 (+) 23
IID(II.3)2ASame as that of type IV.2 SCCmec of 8/6-3PTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (−) 23
IIE(II.3)2ASame as that of type IV.2 SCCmec of 8/6-3PTn554 positive, short J2 regionpUB110 (−) AJ810120
II.4.1.12ARN06 in J1 region of type II.4 SCCmecTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (+) AB261975 RN7170
IIIIII.1.1.13AZ004 in J1 region of type III.1 SCCmecΨTn554 and its flanking regionpT181 (+) AB037671 85/2082
IIIA(III.1.1.2)3AΨTn554 and its flanking regionpT181 (−) AF422651 -AF422696
IVaIV.1.1.12BCQ002 in J1 region of type IV.1 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−) AB063172 CA05
IVbIV.2.1.12BM001 in J1 region of type IV.2 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−) AB063173 8/6-3P
IVcIV.3.1.12BCR008 in J1 region of type IV.3 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−) AB096217 81/108
IVE(IV.3.1.4)2BSame as that of 81/108NTpUB110 (−) AJ810121
IVF(IV.2.1.4)2BSame as that of 8/6-3PNTpUB110 (−) 23
IVdIV.4.1.12BCD002 in J1 region of type IV.4 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−) AB097677 JCSC4469
IVA(IV.n.n.2)2BNDNDpUB110 (+) 1
IVg(IV.5)2BJ1 region specific to IVgNTpUB110 (−) DQ106887
VV.15CV024 in J1 region of type V SCCmecNTNT AB121219 WIS
IVV14BNDNTNT AF411935 HDE288
  • a Types of SCCmec elements that are not used in this study are given in parentheses.

  • b NT, not tested in this study.

  • c ND, not described in the paper.

  • d BK351, isolated in Ireland, was provided by B. N. Kreiswirth.