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Table 1 Detection of mecA segments and SCCmec typing results of CoNS isolates

From: Extreme diversity and multiple SCCmec elements in coagulase-negative Staphylococcus found in the Clinic and Community in Beijing, China

Character of SCCmec Source Species mecA PCR mecA class ccr type SCCmec type No. of isolate Example isolate
Previously identified single SCCmec type Clinic S. homi + A 4 VIII 3 H80, H86
+ A 2 II 1 H59
S. epid + A 3 III 4 H8
+ B 2 IV 3 H67, H11
+ C2 5 V 2 H81
+ A 2 II 1  
S. haem + C2 1 IX 1  
S. capi + A 3 III 3 H4
+ C2 5 V 5 H7, H26, H54, H60, H85
  Total number 23  
Community S. epid + A 2 II 6  
  Total number 6  
New identified single SCCmec type Clinic S. homi + A 1 New 3 H29, H34
S. haem + C1 4 New 5 H2
+ C1 2 New 1  
  Total number 9  
Community S. haem + C1 2 New 1 CJ31-1
  Total number 1  
New type with a single mecA class and multi ccr complexes Clinic S. homi + A 1, 4 New 2 H1
+ A 1, 2 New 1 H73
+ A 2, 4 New 2  
+ A 3, 4 New 1 HA1
+ A 1, 4, 5 New 2 H6
+ A 1, 3, 4, 5 New 1  
S. epid + A 1, 3 New 5 H22
+ A 1, 3, 4 New 2 H21
+ A 3, 4, 5 New 1 H92
+ C2 4, 5 New 1 H76
+ C2 1, 2, 5 New 1  
+ B 2, 4 New 3 H24, H77
S. haem + A 1, 2, 4 New 1  
+ C2 2, 4 New 1 H28
+ C2 4, 5 New 1 H68
+ C2 1, 4 New 2 H15, H36
S. capit + A 3, 4 New 1 H23
+ A 1, 2, 4, 5 New 1 H37
+ A 1, 2, 3, 5 New 1 H83
+ A 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 New 1 H72
+ C2 2, 4, 5 New 1 H78
+ C2 1, 2, 4, 5 New 1  
  Total number 33  
New type with a single mecA class and multi ccr complexes Community S. epid + A 2, 4 New 1  
+ A 2, 4, 5 New 1  
+ B 1, 2 New 3  
+ B 2, 4 New 1  
  Total number 6  
New type with multi SCCmec Clinic S. homi + A, C2 1, 4, 5 New 1  
+ A, C2 1, 2, 4, 5 New 2 H33-2
+ A, C2 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 New 1 H62
S.epid + A, B 2, 4, 5 New 1  
+ A, B 2, 3, 5 New 1  
+ A, B 2, 3, 4, 5 New 1 H30
+ A, B 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 New 1  
+ A, C2 1, 5 New 1  
+ A, C2 2, 4, 5 New 1 H87
+ A, C2 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 New 1 H57
S. haem + A, B 1, 2, 3, 4 New 1 HA11
S.capit + A, C2 1, 2, 4, 5 New 1 H14
  Total number 13  
Community S. homi + A, B 2 New 1  
+ A, B 1 New 1 CV34
+ A, B 2, 4 New 1 C3-1
S. epid + A, B 1, 2 New 1  
+ A, C2 2, 5 New 1  
  Total number 5  
Isolates without mecA detected Community S. homi 2 N 2 C13-2
S. epid 2 N 15 C5-1, CJ29
1, 2 N 1  
2, 5 N 2  
5 N 2 CJ28-3
2, 4 N 1 CV33-1
N 5  
S. haem 2, 4 N 1  
  Total number 29  
  1. S. homi, S. hominis; S. epid, S. epidermidis; S. haem, S. haemolyticus; S.capit, S. capitis, −, mecA negative; N, not available
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