Absence of the mecC gene in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolated from various clinical samples: The first multi-centered study in Turkey

Cikman A., Aydin M., Gulhan B., KARAKEÇİLİ F., Kurtoglu M. G., Yuksekkaya S., ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.12, no.4, pp.528-533, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: mecA is a predefined gene causing methicillin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) isolates; however, it has been shown that some methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) strains do not carry this gene. Recently, in isolates found to be MRSA-positive but mecA-negative, a new resistance gene called mecC, which is a homolog of mecA, has been reported. This study aimed to investigate the mecC and mecA genes in MRSA strains isolated from different geographic regions in Turkey.