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Table 2 Characterisation of MRSA strains detected within this study

From: Characterisation of MRSA strains isolated from patients in a hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

CC Strain Number and percentage of isolates Resistance-associated genes Virulence-associated genes Other relevant markers
1 CC1-IV/SCC fus (WA MRSA-1/45) 1 (0.93%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R, ccrA/B-1, Q6GD50 (fusC) lukD/E, sea, seh, sek, seq, sak/scn, agr III, capsule type 8, cna, sasG
  CC1/ST772-V [PVL+] (Bengal Bay Clone) 1 (0.93%) mecA (SCCmec V), blaZ/I/R, msr(A), mph(C) aacA-aphD, aphA3/sat lukF/S-PV, sea, sec, sel, egc- cluster, ORF CM14, scn agr II, capsule type 5, cna, sasG
5 CC5-IV (Paediatric Clone) 3 (2.80%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R, erm(C) (in 2/3) lukD/E, seb (in 1/3), egc- cluster, edinA (in 1/3) agr II, capsule type 5, sasG
  CC5-IV [PVL+] (Paediatric Clone) 2 (1.87%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R (in 1/2), erm(C), aphA3/sat (in 1/2) lukF/S-PV, lukD/E, sea-N315, sed/j/r (in 1/2), egc- cluster, sak/scn, agr II, capsule type 5, sasG
  CC5-IV/SCC fus ("Maltese Clone", see [22]) 3 (2.80%) mecA (SCCmec IV), ccrA-3, Q6GD50 (fusC), blaZ/I/R (in 2/3) lukD/E, tst1 (in 1/3), sea, sec/l (in 1/3), egc- cluster, sak/scn agr II, capsule type 5, sasG
  CC5-V 1 (0.93%) mecA (SCCmec V), aacA-aphD lukD/E, sea-N315, sed/j/r, egc- cluster, sak/scn agr II, capsule type 5, sasG
6 CC6-IV (WA MRSA-51/66) 3 (2.80%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R lukD/E, sea, sak/scn agr I, capsule type 8, cna, sasG
8 CC8/ST239-III (Vienna/Hungarian/Brazilian Clone) 22 (20.56%) mecA (SCCmec III), merA/B (in14/22), ccrC (in 21/22), blaZ/I/R, erm(A) (in 21/22), erm(C) (in 1/22), aacA-aphD (in 13/22), aphA3/sat (in 13/22), tet(M). tet(K) (in 3/22), cat (in 1/22), qacA (in 20/22) lukD/E, sea (in 1/22), sek/q, sak/scn, chp (in 1/22) agr I, capsule type 8, cna, sasG
9 CC9/ST834-(atyp. SCC mec ) 1 (0.93%) mecA, delta mecR, ugpQ, Q9XB68-dcs, ccrB- 4, Q6GD50 (fusC), blaZ/I/R, msr(A) lukD/E, tst1, sec/l, sak/chp/scn agr I, capsule type 8, sasG
22 CC22-IV (Barnim/UK-EMRSA-15) 10, including 2 environmental samples (9.35%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R, erm(C) (in 1/10), msr(A) (in 1/10), aacA-aphD (in 1/10), tet(K) (in 1/10), dfrA tst1 (in 6/10), egc- cluster, sak/chp/scn (in 9/10)/ agr I, capsule type 5, cna, sasG
  CC22-IV [PVL+] 20, including 2 environmental samples (18.69%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R, erm(C) (in 17/20), aacA-aphD, aadD (in 8/20), dfrA (in 19/20) lukF/S-PV, egc- cluster, sak/chp/scn agr I, capsule type 5, cna, sasG
30 CC30-IV [PVL+] (USA1100, Southwest Pacific or WSPP Clone) 13, including 1 environmental sample (12.15%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R (in 12/13), erm(C) (in 1/13), msr(A)/mph(C) (in 6/13), aphA3/sat (in 6/13) lukF/S-PV, egc- cluster, sak/chp/scn agr III, capsule type 8, cna
45 CC45/ agr IV-IV (WA MRSA-23) 1 (0.93%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R sej/r, egc- cluster, sak/chp/scn agr IV, capsule type 8, cna, sasG
80 CC80-IV 2 (1.87%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R, erm(C), aphA3/sat (in 1/2), far1 (in 1/2) lukD/E, seb/k/q (in 1/2), edinB, etD, sak/scn, chp (in 1/2) agr III, capsule type 8, sasG
  CC80-IV [PVL+] (European caMRSA Clone) 19 (17.76%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R (in 16/19), erm(C) (in 4/19), aphA3/sat (in 16/19), far1 (in 17/19), tet(K) (in 2/19) lukF/S-PV, lukD/E, edinB, etD, sak/chp/scn agr III, capsule type 8, sasG
88 CC88-IV [PVL+] 3 (2.80%) mecA (SCCmec IV), blaZ/I/R, tet(K) (in 2/3) lukF/S-PV, lukD/E, sea-N315 (in 2/3), sak/chp/scn (in 2/3) agr III, capsule type 8, sasG
97 CC97-V 2 (1.87%) mecA (SCCmec V), Q6GD50 (fusC), blaZ/I/R, aacA-aphD (in 1/2), tet(K) (in 1/2) lukD/E, sak/scn agr I, capsule type 5, sasG