Usefulness of REP and ERIC-PCR combination for tracking the spread of Staphylococcus aureus strains

Candan E. D., İDİL N., Bilkay I. S.

MINERVA BIOTECNOLOGICA, vol.25, no.4, pp.245-250, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-250
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Aim. Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of serious infections in humans, including endocarditis and deep-seated abscesses, which lead to toxic and septic shock syndromes. The objectives of this study were to observe whether Staphylococcus aureus strains obtained from various clinical samples collected from 21 different wards of a hospital represent identical organisms or closely related and to determine the strains belongs to the same genotype are correlated epidemiologically or not.