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 AiM  Vol.6 No.6 , May 2016
Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococci in Fresh Seafood
Abstract: The occurrence of methicillin-resistant staphylococci was investigated in fresh seafood, seafood products and related samples. Staphylococci were isolated from 13 (68.42%) fresh seafood samples, while 3 (15.78%) samples harbored coagulase-positive S. aureus. Resistance to methicillin was observed in 16 isolates of Staphylococcus spp., 15 of which were coagulase-negative S. aureus (MR-CoNS) and one was a coagulase-positive S. aureus (MRSA). The mecA gene is detected by PCR in 10 MR-CoNS and one MRSA strain. The lmrS gene, which codes for a multidrug efflux pump LmrS, is detected only in coagulase-positive isolates.
Cite this paper: Kumar, L. , Kasim, A. , Lekshmi, M. , Nayak, B. and Kumar, S. (2016) Incidence of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococci in Fresh Seafood. Advances in Microbiology, 6, 399-406. doi: 10.4236/aim.2016.66039.
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