Table 2.

Distribution of IS1272 in S. aureusstrains of various coagulase and protein A types

S. aureus strainsCoagulase typeNo. of isolates examinedNo. of isolates with IS1272Protein A typea (no. of isolates)
MRSAII3207 (1), 9 (2), 10 (26), 11 (2), 13 (1)
III2210* (1), 11* (1)
IV977 (2), 8* (2), 9* (4), 12* (1)
VII715* (1), 7 (6)
MSSAI108 (1)
II904 (1), 8 (1), 9 (1), 10 (5), 11 (1)
III606 (1), 10 (1), 11 (2), 12 (2)
IV418 (1), 9 (1), 10* (2)
V516 (3), 9 (1), UT* (1)
VII2524 (3), 5 (1), 6 (2), 7*(4), 8 (4), 9 (4), 10* (4), 11 (2), UT (1)
VIII208 (2)
  • a Protein A type is expressed as the number of 24-base repeating units in the Xr region of the protein A gene. *, protein A type of S. aureus in which IS1272 was detected. UT, untypeable.