TABLE 2

Molecular characteristics of CA-MRSA clones around the worlda

LocationStandard nameCommon nameMolecular characteristics
PFGEMLSTspa typeSCCmec typeagr typePVL
USA/CanadaST8-MRSA IVUSA300USA300/CMRSA10ST8t622/t008/t121/t451/t024/t064/t068IV1+
ST1-MRSA IVUSA400USA400ST1t128/t127/t125/t1178/t273IV3+
ST5-MRSA IVPediatric cloneUSA800ST5t002/t311/t003IV/IVa2
ST22-MRSA IVEMRSA-15PFGE type BST22t022/t032/t223IV1/2−/+
Mexico/South AmericaST8-MRSA IVUSA 300 LA variantPFGE type BST8t622/t008/t451/t121/t024IV1+
ST5-MRSA IVPediatric cloneUSA800ST5t002/t311/t003IV/IVa2
ST30-MRSA IVcSouthwest Pacific clonePFGE type NST30t019/t318IVc3
ST1-MRSA IVST1t128/t127/t125/t1178/t273IV3+
EuropeST80-MRSA IVEuropean clonePFGE type G2ST80t044/t359IV2/3+
ST22-MRSA IVEMRSA-15PFGE type BST22t022/t032/t223IV1/2−/+
ST1-MRSA IVUSA400USA400ST1t128/t127/t125/t1178/t273IV3+
ST30-MRSA IVSouthwest Pacific clonePFGE type NST30t019/t318IV3
ST59-MRSA VPFGE type AST59t437V1
ST5-MRSA IVPediatric cloneUSA800ST5t002/t311/t003IV2+
ST8-MRSA IVUSA300USA300ST8t622/t008/t121/t451/t024/t064/t068IV1
ST377-MRSA VST377t355V1+
ST88-MRSA IVAfrican clonePFGE type JST88t168/t186/t729IV3+
ST93-MRSA IVQueensland clonePFGE type EST93t202IV3+
ST772-MRSA VST772t345V2+
ST45-MRSA IV/VPFGE type EST45t004/t026/t040IV/V1
AfricaST88-MRSA IVAfrican clonePFGE type JST88t168/t186/t729IV3+
ST80-MRSA IVEuropean clonePFGE type G2ST80t044/t359IV2/3+
ST30-MRSA IVSouthwest Pacific clonePFGE type NST30t019/t318IV3+
ST121-MRSA VST121t314/t159V4+
ST152-MRSA VST152t355V1+
ST15-MRSA IVST15t084/t085IV2+
ST8-MRSA IVUSA300USA300ST8t622/t008/t121/t024/t451/t064/t068IV1+
ST72-MRSA VST72t537/t324/t664V1+
ST789-MRSA IVPFGE type 1BST789IV+
ST2021-MRSA VST2021V+
ST612-MRSA IVST612IV1+
Middle EastST80-MRSA IVEuropean clonePFGE type G2ST80t044/t359IV2/3+
ST22-MRSA IVaPFGE type BST22t022/t032/t223IVa/V1/2
ST30-MRSA IVSouthwest Pacific clonePFGE type NST30t019/t318IV3+
AsiaST59-MRSA IV/VHKU 200ST59t437IV/V/VT1+/−
ST338-MRSA VTST338VT1+
ST910-MRSA IVaST910t318IVa+
ST1-MRSA IVPFGE type 1IST1IV3+/−
ST89-MRSA IVPFGE type 1BST89IV3
ST8-MRSA IVCA-MRSA/JUSA300ST8t622/t008/t121/t024/t451IV/IVa1+/−
ST91-MRSA IVPFGE type 3BST91t416/t604IV3
ST30-MRSA IVSouthwest Pacific cloneHKU 100ST30t019/t318IV/IVa/IVc3+
ST5-MRSA IVNew York/Japan clonePFGE type IST5t002/t003/t311IV2
ST72-MRSA IVaUSA700ST72t324/t664/t537IVa1
ST88-MRSA IVPFGE type JST88t690IV3
ST80-MRSA IVPFGE type G2ST80t044/t359IV2/3
ST834-MRSA IVST834IV1
ST121-MRSA VST121t314/t159V4+
ST22-MRSA IVPFGE type BST22t022, t032/t223IV1/2+
ST772-MRSA VST772t345V2+
Australia/New ZealandST93-MRSA IVQueensland clonePFGE type EST93t202IV3+
ST30-MRSA IVSouthwest Pacific clonePFGE type NST30t019/t318IV3+
ST8-MRSA IVUSA300USA300ST8t622/t008IV1+
ST1-MRSA IVWA-MRSA-1PFGE type 1IST1t128/t127/t125/t1178/t273IV3
ST5-MRSA IVPFGE type IST5t002/t003IV2
ST45-MRSA IVST45t004/t026/t040IV1
ST78-MRSA IVST78t186/t690/t786/t1598/t3205IV3
ST22-MRSA IVPFGE type BST22t022, t032/t223IV1/2+
  • a −, absence of PVL; +, presence of PVL. Blank entries indicate a lack of available information.