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 (−)AB033763NCTC10442
IA(I.1.1.2)1ALocus A in J1 of type I SCCmecNTpUB110 (+)19
IIaII.1.1.12Akdp operon (kdpB) in J1 region of type II.1 SCCmecTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (+)D86934N315
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 (−)AB127982JCSC3063
IIAII.3.1.12ASame as that of type IV.2 SCCmec of 8/6-3PTn554 and its flanking regionpUB110 (+)23BK351d
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 (+)AB261975RN7170
IIIIII.1.1.13AZ004 in J1 region of type III.1 SCCmecΨTn554 and its flanking regionpT181 (+)AB03767185/2082
IIIA(III.1.1.2)3AΨTn554 and its flanking regionpT181 (−)AF422651-AF422696
IVaIV.1.1.12BCQ002 in J1 region of type IV.1 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−)AB063172CA05
IVbIV.2.1.12BM001 in J1 region of type IV.2 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−)AB0631738/6-3P
IVcIV.3.1.12BCR008 in J1 region of type IV.3 SCCmecNTpUB110 (−)AB09621781/108
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 (−)AB097677JCSC4469
IVA(IV.n.n.2)2BNDNDpUB110 (+)1
IVg(IV.5)2BJ1 region specific to IVgNTpUB110 (−)DQ106887
VV.15CV024 in J1 region of type V SCCmecNTNTAB121219WIS
IVV14BNDNTNTAF411935HDE288
  • 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.